About: fishing

Africa 17-03-2017

Western Sahara should be able to negotiate a fisheries partnership agreement with the EU

Morrocco has no official claim to the waters off Western Sahara, so why, Linnéa Engström asks, should the EU pay Rabat for the right to fish there?

Global Europe 16-03-2017

Closing the net: The EU must step up enforcement of seafood import controls

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 But inadequate enforcement and an outdated import document scheme risk undermining its impact, writes Victoria Mundy.

Agrifood 07-12-2016

The EU adopts a global fishing authorisation system

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.

Climate change 28-10-2016

Deal struck for world’s biggest marine reserve in Antarctica

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.

Global Europe 27-07-2016

Thailand’s referendum on constitution ‘could be delayed’

EXCLUSIVE / Thailand’s make-or-break referendum next month on a new constitution could be postponed, one of the men in charge of drafting it has admitted.

Agrifood 04-07-2016

EU bans deep sea trawling

Two and a half years after the European Parliament's surprise refusal, the European institutions on Thursday (30 June) finally agreed to ban trawler fishing at depths of more than 800 metres. EURACTIV's partner Journal de l'Environnement reports.

The difficult balancing act of Europe’s fishing sector

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.

Agrifood 27-04-2016

Fishing industry in murky waters

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.

Global Europe 22-04-2016

EU extends ‘yellow card’ on Thai fishing exports

The EU has extended its ‘yellow card’ warning to Thailand over persistent abuses in its fishing industry.

Global Europe 01-03-2016

Thai tuna factory pays $1.3m compensation, ahead of EU ban decision

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.

Global Europe 22-01-2016

EU to decide on Thai seafood ban

Thailand is waiting to hear if it has dodged a potentially crippling European Union ban on seafood exports, after auditors Friday (22 January) wrapped up a probe into illegal fishing.

Climate change 22-01-2016

North and Baltic Seas threatened by human activity

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.

Global Europe 24-11-2015

Nestlé admits to forced labour in its seafood supply chain in Thailand

Impoverished migrant workers in Thailand are sold or lured by false promises and forced to catch and process fish that ends up in global food giant Nestlé’s supply chains.

Migrant workers in Irish fishing industry to get permits and minimum wage

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.

Agrifood 12-11-2015

EU moves step closer to ban on deep-sea trawler fishing

After years of setbacks, trawler fishing at depths of over 800 metres may finally be banned by the EU. Our partner Journal de l'Environnement reports

Global Europe 08-10-2015

MEPs condemn Thai junta

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.

Agrifood 20-12-2013

EU fish quotas rise in line with sustainable reforms

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.

Agrifood 05-08-2013

Fishing dispute sparks new friction between Spain, Gibraltar

Spain is studying retaliatory measures against the British territory of Gibraltar in an escalating dispute over fishing grounds, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo has said.

Agrifood 01-08-2013

EU agrees to sanction Faroe Islands over herring catch

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.

Agrifood 30-05-2013

EU ministers approve crackdown on over-fishing

The European Union agreed early today (30 May) to put an end to decades of over-fishing and rebuild dwindling stocks by 2020, as part of a deal to overhaul of fisheries policy.

Agrifood 27-02-2013

EU ministers reject full ban on fish discards

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.

Agrifood 07-02-2013

MEPs cast vote to restore EU fish stocks

The European Parliament on Wednesday (6 February) overwhelmingly backed reform to end decades of over-fishing and restore EU sea stocks to healthy levels by 2020.

Agrifood 21-12-2012

Ministers snag deal on fishing quotas

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.

Climate change 16-03-2012

EU Fisheries Council sails into troubled waters

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.