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 […]
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Industrias Pesqueras: NGOs accuse ministers of weakening the ambition of the future Control Regulation
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 […]
Pesce in Rete: Agrifish, NGO: the possibility of a solid regulation on fisheries controls disappears
Pesce in Rete summaries the Agrifish Council position which was adopted on 28 June, 2021, and features reactions from the EU Fisheries Control Coalition on key topics of the Margin of Tolerance, Sanctions, Remote Electronic Monitoring, traceability, small-scale fisheries and transparency. Original article in Italian here.
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 […]
SeafoodSource covers the call from 52 NGOs, retailers, seafood supply chain companies and academic groups to EU fisheries ministers to add bring onboard cameras and Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) to fishing fleets to help prevent illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Full article here.
Undercurrent News: Netherlands first EU member to favor cameras on all vessels ‘at risk of illegality’
Undercurrent News reports that Dutch minister for fisheries, Carola Schouten, has said that she would be in favour of installing cameras on all fishing vessels deemed to be a risk for illegal practices, and not just those above a threshold length. Her remarks at the European Parliament make the Netherlands the first EU Member State […]
Spanish chef Ángel León writes about the importance of transparency and efficient management of fisheries. He argues that Spain can secure this by supporting the consolidation of two key measures in the new fisheries Control Regulation: Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) and the margin of tolerance (MOT). He calls on Minister Luis Planas to ensure Spain […]
SeafoodSource: EU’s move to crack down on Ireland’s fishing controls could expose fishing firms to legal problems
SeafoodSource discusses the EU’s decision to cancel a derogation for Ireland on how the country’s catch is weighed and explores issues of how and where catches are weighed in Ireland. Nick Goetschalckx, ClientEarth Fisheries Lawyer and part of the EU Fisheries Control Coalition is criticises the proposed increase to the margin of tolerance in what […]
NRC OpEd: During the cabinet formation process, the future of our sea and fisheries is also at stake
Sean Parramore of the Environmental Justice Foundation and Marta Marrero Martin of The Nature Conservancy write about how the Dutch fisheries control system is failing to prevent illegal fishing practices and overfishing. As the Netherlands and other EU Member States will vote on the future Fisheries Control Regulation in May, the EU Fisheries Control Coalition […]
Undercurrent News reports on the outcomes of the European Parliament plenary vote, including measures the EU Fisheries Control Coalition has applauded for improving fisheries transparency and traceability, in addition to the poor outcome on catch reporting. Original article here (behind paywall).