The EU has some of the world’s toughest legislation aimed at barring imports of illegally-caught fish. But inadequate enforcement and an outdated import document scheme risk undermining its impact, writes Victoria Mundy.
Almost 60% of fish resources are at the limit of sustainability. The global fishing fleet is far too large to ensure sustainable fishing and the overall picture is alarming around the world, writes Linnéa Engström.
The world's largest marine reserve aimed at protecting the pristine wilderness of Antarctica will be created after a "momentous" agreement was finally reached Friday, with Russia dropping its long-held opposition.
The European fishing sector faces the challenges of rising demand and increasing global competition. This environment is putting the EU's aspirations of sustainability under severe strain. EURACTIV France reports.
Today 85% of global fish stocks are over-exploited, depleted or fully exploited, to the extent that without urgent measures, we may be the last generation to catch food from the oceans, writes Linnéa Engström.
A Thai tuna processing factory has agreed to pay staff $1.3 million compensation for a litany of labour abuses, officials said Tuesday, a rare victory for migrant workers in the kingdom's scandal-mired seafood industry.
Germany’s marine agency has presented its findings regarding the state of the North and Baltic Seas, with human activity threatening animal life and the environment. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Ireland will issue up to 500 work permits for migrants employed in its fishing industry who are from outside the European Economic Area, and ensure they are paid the minimum wage, the government said after an enquiry prompted by the Guardian.
Thailand’s military junta came under cross-party attack at the European parliament on Thursday (8 October), with MEPs demanding a return to democratic rule, the release of political detainees, and an end to human rights and labour abuses.
The amount of fish that can be caught in Europe within scientifically recommended levels inched upwards under a deal made in Brussels on Wednesday, but campaigners said the agreement still marked only "tepid" progress towards sustainable fishing.
EU member states have agreed to support sanctions against the Faroe Islands, including a possible import ban or closing its ports to its boats, to protest the islands' decision to triple the limit on herring fishing.
European Union fisheries ministers agreed on Wednesday (27 February) to reduce the wasteful practice of discards - throwing unwanted fish back into the sea, usually dead or dying - but stopped short of a full ban.
European Union fisheries ministers have hammered out a 2013 quota deal, which they said struck a compromise between protecting over-exploited stocks such as haddock and plaice and safeguarding fishermen's livelihoods.
The EU Fisheries Council meeting on Monday will direct Europe’s fishing fleets to confine their trawling off the coast of developing countries exclusively to “surplus resources” of fish, according to draft council conclusions seen by EURACTIV.