DG MARE updates on IUU fishing

19 MARCH 2018

This update was presented by DG MARE at the recent meeting of Long Distance Fleet Advisory Council which FRUCOM attanded. It concerns among others Thailand, Vietnam, Mauritius, Maldives, Malaysia, Ghana, the Philippines etc. The report is available in members' area.


At the end of the presentation, members from the fleet, trade unions and NGOs concentrated on the issues with labour law and environment regarding imports from Asian countries. Some participants urged the Commission to use the IUU framework to fight these abuses, and called for a level-playing field with the EU production.

Please also see the draft report by the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament to which references were made:

DRAFT REPORT on the implementation of control measures for establishing the conformity of fisheries products with access criteria to the EU market