About: sustainable fishing

Agrifood 17-07-2018

Thailand confident to ban illegal fishing, forced labour by end of year, says ambassador

Thailand aims to become free from illegal fishing and forced labour by the end of this year, Virachai Plasai, the Thai ambassador and head negotiator on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, told EURACTIV.com.
Agrifood 24-04-2018

EU governments, businesses, consumers must work together to demand sustainable fisheries

As the seafood industry enters an era that many experts say will bring growing demand and dwindling supply, every player in the supply chain must work to advance sustainability and end illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, writes Amanda Nickson.
Agrifood 12-12-2017

A yearly haggling over the North-East Atlantic quotas

Europe is fast approaching a 2020 deadline by when fishing at sustainable levels will become the rule. In the EU alone, restoring stocks, would result in an estimated 2 million tonnes increase in catches per year, contributing €5 billion more per year to EU economies, explains Lasse Gustavsson.
Agrifood 08-12-2017

Council and Parliament agree on ‘flexible’ fishing limits for North Sea

EU member states and Norway reached a preliminary agreement with the European Parliament late on Thursday night (7 December) on fishing limits in the North Sea ahead of next week's Fisheries Council.

China continues to violate sustainable fishing practices in Africa

The new EU law on sustainable management of the EU external fishing fleet can contribute to forcing global parties to take more responsibility for sustainable fisheries, writes MEP Linnéa Engström, vice-chair of the European Parliament’s fisheries committee.
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.
Agrifood 03-06-2016

Mauritania fisheries deal receives mixed response

The European Union has renewed a four year fishing agreement with Mauritania that will allow over 100 EU vessels into Mauritania’s waters in return for funding that will support local fishing communities. But the deal has its critics. EURACTIV Germany 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 18-03-2016

Baltic fisheries plan promises ‘sustainable fish stocks’

European Union institutions came to an agreement Wednesday (16 March) to implement a multi-year fisheries plan for the Baltic Sea: the first of its kind since the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) was reformed. However, the plan’s actual promotion of sustainability has been questioned.
Agrifood 12-02-2016

UK’s first sustainable European oysters go on sale

Native European oysters that are certified as sustainable have gone on sale for the first time in the UK.
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.
Agrifood 11-12-2015

Spain to try their luck and push for increased fish quotas

Spain intends to ask for fishing quotas to be increased for 2016, as it believes that fish stocks are stable enough to support it. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.
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 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 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.
Regional Policy 16-10-2012

Current EU fisheries policy is unsustainable, study says

The EU’s fishing industry could be heading towards ruin without robust regulatory reform, says a new WWF-commissioned study published today (16 October).
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).