Environmental organisations ClientEarth and Our Fish have welcomed a decision by the European Commission to follow-up on infringement proceedings against Denmark for failing to properly control fishing practices.
The EU Fisheries Control System is currently undergoing a revision process: the proposal from the European Commission has been published in May 2018 and both the Council and the European Parliament are currently working on this file.
Lawyers are warning the European Commission not to allow harmful subsidies that could lead to overfishing.
ClientEarth lawyers are calling for greater enforcement of sanctions against illegal fishing, following the release of the European Commission’s new fisheries control proposal.
Transparency is essential to assess if fisheries control laws are effectively implemented across the EU
ClientEarth has filed two complaints against the European Commission to the European Ombudsman, asking for information on the implementation of the EU Fisheries Control Regulation.