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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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#Oceana rallies insurers against IUU fishing

#Oceana rallies insurers against IUU fishing

| October 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

At an upcoming OECD conference on combating crime in the fisheries sector, Oceana will be launching a project aimed at mobilizing the global marine insurance industry in taking action against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Recently published research has revealed that IUU fishing vessel operators are able to purchase insurance coverage for their blacklisted […]

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Support grows for EU ‘red card’ on illegal Thai fishing and slave labour

Support grows for EU ‘red card’ on illegal Thai fishing and slave labour

MEP Gabriel Mato (EPP, Spain), of the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries, has said that he would support giving an EU ‘red card’ ban on all seafood imports from Thailand if immediate restrictions are not placed on the country’s illegal fishing and its practice of using slave labour is not abandoned. Mato said that under the […]

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Statement by High Representative/Vice President Federica Mogherini on ‘presidential and parliamentary elections’ in eastern Ukraine

| November 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

“I consider today’s (2 November) ‘presidential and parliamentary elections’ in Donetsk and Luhansk ‘People’s Republics’ a new obstacle on the path towards peace in Ukraine. The vote is illegal and illegitimate, and the European Union will not recognize it. “These ‘elections’ were held contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Minsk Protocol, signed […]

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EU takes concrete action against illegal fishing

EU takes concrete action against illegal fishing

Following a Commission proposal, the Council of Ministers has today (24 March) decided to list Belize, Cambodia and Guinea-Conakry as countries acting insufficiently against illegal fishing. After several warnings, measures will now come into effect against the three countries to tackle the commercial benefits stemming from illegal fishing. This means that imports into the EU […]

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Joint statement by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy  and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso on Crimea

Joint statement by European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso on Crimea

“As stated by all 28 EU heads of state and government on 6 March 2014, the European Union considers the holding of the referendum on the future status of the territory of Ukraine as contrary to the Ukrainian Constitution and international law. The referendum is illegal and illegitimate and its outcome will not be recognized. “The solution to […]

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