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Commission warns #Vietnam over insufficient action to fight #IllegalFishing

Commission warns #Vietnam over insufficient action to fight #IllegalFishing

| October 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission is continuing its fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing worldwide by warning Vietnam, with a “yellow card”, about the risk of it being identified as a non-co-operating country. The decision highlights that Vietnam is not doing enough to fight illegal fishing. It identifies shortcomings, such as the lack of an effective […]

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#Oceana: European Parliament votes for greater transparency in EU’s fishing operations outside EU waters

#Oceana: European Parliament votes for greater transparency in EU’s fishing operations outside EU waters

| February 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Members of the European Parliament voted today (2 February) on the European Commission’s proposal to sustainably manage the activities of the EU’s fishing fleet operating outside European Union waters. EU fishing vessels operate in the waters of developing coastal states of the Indian and Pacific Oceans and off the coast of Central Africa under various […]

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#Thailand: EU retains threat of export ban due to ‘serious concerns’ over Thai fishing sector

#Thailand: EU retains threat of export ban due to ‘serious concerns’ over Thai fishing sector

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Union says that it will maintain the threat of a potentially crippling seafood import ban on Thailand because the country’s ruling military junta is “still not doing enough” to improve its fisheries and labour practices. The news came in a keenly-awaited announcement on the EU’s next step in its efforts to secure improvements […]

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EU’s new trade policy intensifies pressure on Thailand to improve human rights    

EU’s new trade policy intensifies pressure on Thailand to improve human rights    

| October 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

MEPs say the launch by the EU of an ambitious new trade policy should ratchet up the pressure on countries like Thailand to improve human rights.  The European Commission’s new trade and investment strategy stresses the importance of EU trade agreements reflecting European ‘values’ and comprehensively deals with underlying political values affecting trade policy, referring […]

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Thailand approaching EU ‘Red Card’ over illegal fishing

Thailand approaching EU ‘Red Card’ over illegal fishing

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Photo: Kittiphum Sringammuang, Channel NewsAsia Indo-China Bureau Thailand is facing a race against the clock to avoid a potentially crippling embargo on fish exports to the European Union. Maritime commission inspectors from the EU are currently reviewing the compliance progress and unless Thailand cleans up its fishing industry, it risks a ‘Red Card’ export ban. […]

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Commission to announce next steps in the fight against illegal fishing worldwide

Commission to announce next steps in the fight against illegal fishing worldwide

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Commission will adopt a package of measures announcing the next steps in the fight against illegal fishing. As part of its efforts, the EU is taking action against third countries who allow illegal fishing or who are not doing enough to fight it. Illegal fishing is of great concern: it depletes fish stocks, […]

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Global Oceans Commission report ‘offers path to sustainable oceans’

Global Oceans Commission report ‘offers path to sustainable oceans’

The Global Oceans Commission (GOC) has joined the EU fisheries commissioner today (3 July) to launch its ground-breaking report on reversing the decline of the world’s oceans. The report gives a range of detailed recommendations including measures to end Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. The GOC warns: “The ocean is under threat, and humanity’s approach to it is […]

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