About: over-fishing

Agrifood 28-10-2019

Commission sets out 2020 fishing quotas in the Atlantic and North Sea

On 24 October, the EU proposed to significantly reduce total allowable catches (TACs) in the North-East Atlantic and the North Sea for cod starting in 2020. EURACTIV's partner le Journal de l'Environnement reports. 
Agrifood 30-08-2016

Commission accused over Baltic cod fishing limits

Conservationists have blamed the European Commission for being “picky” regarding the scientific advice it used to propose fishing limits in the Baltic Sea.
Global Europe 07-06-2016

EU warns Thailand over illegal fishing

The EU warned Thailand on Tuesday (7 June) to take "swift and determined" action against illegal fishing, or risk a European ban on its fish exports.
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 11-02-2016

Thailand claims junta better placed to tackle fish sector abuses

Thai authorities have registered more than 70,000 previously undocumented foreign workers in its fishing industry, navy officials said Thursday (11 February), part of a bid by the junta to stave off a potentially ruinous EU ban on its seafood exports.
Global Europe 01-02-2016

Thailand says 100 held in trafficking blitz on seafood industry ahead of EU ban decision

Thai police said Monday over 100 people have been arrested in a crackdown on human trafficking since the European Union threatened to boycott the country's multi-billion dollar fishing industry over the issue.
Global Europe 20-01-2016

Combating IUU and illegal labour practices in Thai fishing

Last year ended with renewed interest in Thailand’s seafood industry, following AP’s sensational report into illegal labour practices in shrimp processing facilities in Thailand.
Global Europe 15-12-2015

Shrimp sold by global supermarkets is peeled by slave labourers in Thailand

Every morning at 2 AM, they heard a kick on the door and a threat: get up or get beaten. For the next 16 hours, No 31 and his wife stood in the factory with their aching hands in ice water.
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.
Global Europe 28-10-2015

TV chef and Greenpeace in Thailand tuna protest

Greenpeace and British TV presenter Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have launched a protest targeting Britain’s largest tuna importer John West and its parent company Thai Union Frozen Products over the firm’s alleged backtracking on promises to source its fish more sustainably.
Global Europe 21-10-2015

EU paid 600% too much for foreign fish, auditors find

The EU paid up to six times too much for fish under its flagship ‘fishing partnership agreements’, a new report by the Court of Auditors found Tuesday (20 October).
A swordfish caught in an illegal driftnet used by the Luna Rossa shipping vessel. [Gavin Parsons/Greenpeace].

Commission proposes full driftnet fishing ban

The European Commission has proposed a full ban on driftnets over concerns of damage to wildlife and their habitats.
Agrifood 11-10-2013

Better fish stock management could yield billions, says report

Extra revenues from more sustainable EU fish stocks could deliver additional catch worth €3.2 billion yearly and lead to the creation of 100,000 new jobs in the sector, according to a report by a sustainability think-tank.
Agrifood 15-05-2013

EU ministers agree on overhaul of fishing rules

European fisheries ministers have agreed to end decades of overfishing and ban throwing unwanted fish back into the sea to restore stocks to healthy levels by 2020.
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Agrifood 28-01-2013

Brussels resumes negotiations on EU fish quotas

EU fishery ministers on Monday met in Brussels to resume talks on annual fish quotas. As one of the main priorities of the Irish presidency, ministers hope to reach an agreement on the amount of fish members states can catch before the end of the presidency. “If this schedule is going trough then at the end of the Irish Presidency we can have an agreement on a new fisheries policy which can be sustainable but also profitable for our sector creating more growth and jobs”, said EU commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki.
Climate change 02-08-2012

EU punishes over-fishing with deeper quota cuts

EU member states that have repeatedly flouted EU limits on how much fish they can catch will receive greatly reduced quotas for this year, as the bloc strives to ensure sustainable fishing, the European Commission said on Wednesday (1 August).

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