Yesterday, the EU Fisheries Control Coalition delivered a joint statement to the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, on the importance of securing a strong EU fisheries control law to fight illegal and unreported fishing. Signed by 30 organisations, the statement makes it clear that the current Control Regulation does not fulfil […]
Undercurrent News covers the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to proposals for increasing transparency of fishing control efforts and spend, which are currently being negotiated. The proposals from the European Commission, European Parliament and Council of Minsters were all evaluated in a scorecard, as seen below. The Coalition argues that increased transparency will allow stakeholders […]
Undercurrent News covers the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to the European Commission’s letter of formal notice to the governments of Spain and France to ensure compliance with and enforcement of the landing obligation. The Member States now have two months to respond and address the shortcomings. Click here to read the full article (behind […]
Reacting to the European Commission citing both France and Spain for their failure to comply with their commitments on fisheries controls and enforcement of the landing obligation – the EU’s ban on throwing back fish caught at sea – the EU Fisheries Control Coalition today called on the governments of both countries to address the […]
Ahead of trilogue negoations between the European Commission, European Parliament and the AGRIFISH Council beginning on the revision of the EU fisheries control system, this article looks back on the entire process, and does a deep dive on the issues of seafood traceability and supply chain transparency. Full article here (in Dutch).
The Fishing Daily summarises the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to the EU AGRIFISH Council position on future fisheries controls, with commentary on the topics of Margin of Tolerance, sanctions, Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM), traceability, small-scale fisheries and transparency. Original article here
Industrias Pesqueras breaks down the AGRIFISH Council position by topic, with commentary from the EU Fisheries Control Coalition on the poor results. While the Commission sees some of the measures adopted by the EU Fisheries Ministers in their agreement on the future EU Fisheries Control Regulation as ” unacceptable ” , in the opinion of […]
Undercurrent News covers the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to the 28 June EU AGRIFISH Council position on the future of fisheries control. The article summarises the loopholes identified by the Coalition. Click here to read the full article (behind paywall).
Following today’s adoption of the EU AGRIFISH Council position on future fisheries controls, the EU Fisheries Control Coalition condemned the failure of ambition demonstrated by fisheries ministers. The Coalition urges fisheries ministers, the European Parliament and the European Commission, to make an urgent and determined effort during upcoming negotiations to ensure that fisheries management in […]
Ahead of the AGRIFISH Council conclusions on the revision of the EU fisheries Control System, this article summarises the history of the revision and calls for more improved and efficient rules on fisheries control and monitoring. The control of all fishing activity is clearly an opportunity for the fisheries administration, as it will allow to […]