France, Denmark and Spain are failing to enforce the EU ban on fish discards, threatening European fish stocks and the health of our ocean.
Today, we have jointly called on the European Commission to take legal action against 15 EU governments for failing in their legal duty to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises in the North East Atlantic from capture in fishing nets.
ClientEarth has lodged an official complaint with the European Commission over what we say is illegal management of protected North Sea nature reserves, which have been left decimated by damaging fishing practices.
Lawyers from ClientEarth have helped launch a High Court challenge to the UK government’s Brexit laws, over sweeping new powers that may weaken protection for seas and wildlife in the UK.
The European Ombudsman has officially announced the start of an inquiry following our complaint against the EU Council’s lack of transparency over fishing quotas.
“At ClientEarth I can be proud of the impact of my work. Knowing that I will be furthering the goals of an organisation which drives bold and positive changes to the ways in which we treat our planet is a real privilege.”
- Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC) Members’ Meeting Minutes 21 March 2019
- Joint NGO voting recommendations for the vote 4th of April on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)
- Joint NGO voting recommendations for the revision of the EU Fisheries Control System
- Post-2020 EMFF joint NGO letter on data collection, monitoring, control and enforcement
- Joint NGO letter on ring-fencing for marine protection
- Joint NGO position on Western Waters MAP trilogue agreement
- Joint NGO letter to MEPs on EU aid for extraordinary and permanent cessation of fishing activities
- Recommendations from NGOs to the Spanish seafood supply chain
- Recomendaciones de las ONG a la Industria de la cadena de suministro
- EFCA factsheet
- Small-scale fisheries factsheet
- Joint NGO letter to MEPs on the reintroduction of harmful subsidies for fleet renewal and vessel modernisation