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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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#Thailand EU warns Thailand ‘dramatic improvement’ needed for seafood sector

#Thailand EU warns Thailand ‘dramatic improvement’ needed for seafood sector

| January 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

By Martin Banks Thailand has been warned to expect an import ban on fisheries products to the EU unless there is a “dramatic improvement” in addressing problems in the sector.   However, a deadline given to the Thai junta to comply with international fishing regulations has been extended. The EU had warned that failure to take […]

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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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EU raises ‘red card’ spectre over illegal fishing in Thailand: ‘Must do more’

EU raises ‘red card’ spectre over illegal fishing in Thailand: ‘Must do more’

Following up on EU Reporter’s previous coverage, as of the last week in July, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) has said that it is at present working with Thailand’s authorities to help the country stamp out illegal fishing practices and associated slave labour, but has warned the country that much […]

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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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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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