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 […]
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: 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 […]
Isabelle Autissier, Honorary President of WWF-France, and Alain Bazot, President of UFC-Que Choisir, write about the importance of seafood traceability to support the fight against illegal fishing and for marine biodiversity conservation. They call on France’s Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, to support seafood traceability in the revision of the EU fisheries control system, as […]
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).
Two steps forward, one giant step back: European Parliament votes for modern and transparent fisheries, but opens grave loophole
The EU Fisheries Control Coalition applauds the positive steps taken by the European Parliament towards more transparent fisheries and traceable seafood. With their vote in plenary this week, EU parliamentarians have called for all fishing vessels to report everything they catch, including sensitive and protected species, which will make data for over 49,000 EU vessels […]
Stella Nemecky, fisheries expert at WWF-Germany, and Steve Trent, Executive Director of the Environmental Justice Foundation, write for FrankfurterRundschau ahead of the European Parliament plenary vote on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. They summarise the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s call to MEPs to support four specific measures in the vote: mandatory use […]
Ahead of the European Parliament vote on the revision of the EU fisheries control system, this EU Fisheries Control Coalition opinion piece in Expresso calls on MEPs to vote in favour of amendments that ensure the control system accurately counts the fish from our seas and measures the impact of fishing activities on our fragile […]