31 Dec '16, 1pm

European Parliament supports steps for transparency in EU fishing operations outside EU waters

Members of the Fisheries Committee of the European Parliament voted today on the European Commission’s proposal to regulate activities of the EU’s fishing fleet operating outside EU waters. The Committee has agreed on the need for new and unprecedented measures for transparency and sustainability within fisheries, including the creation of the first public register of fleet activities in third countries, international waters and Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs). “Today, the European Parliament has made a significant step forward in ensuring high standard pioneer rules for the fishing activities of the European fleet outside EU waters, representing 28% of the total EU catches. This vote from the Fisheries Committee signals a big step towards making the EU fleet the global model of what international fisheries should be: transparent, accountable, and susta...

Full article: http://oceana.org/press-center/press-releases/european-pa...

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