Sustainable Seafood archive
The vaquita is a rare species of porpoise. Once 700 strong, there are only 30 left and they will soon be extinct.
New fishing rules proposed today by MEPs are a huge blow to sustainable fishing in the EU, because of their total lack of concrete targets and legal deadlines.
Member states are not using the money from the EU to enforce CFP rules, like ensuring that only the allowed quantities of fish are caught. The EU is now proposing to reallocate these funds.
A report released today by the European Commission paints a misleadingly positive impression of progress towards sustainable fishing.
Responsible investment is a key impetus for a sustainable seafood industry, and investors are increasingly expected to use their finances responsibly. How can they do this?
Over 80% of seafood in supermarkets is now labelled and sourced responsibly, after a 2011 study found that shops were potentially misleading customers with sustainability claims on their fish.
Overfishing remains a serious threat to the ocean and to industry, as EU ministers once again set quotas with little regard for the law or scientific advice.
EU fishing boats could soon need to prove they are environmentally sustainable to fish outside the waters of the European Union, thanks to a vote by MEPs this week.
FisheryProgress.org will be a valuable resource to those interested in making fishing more sustainable.
The Welsh Cabinet Secretary for Environment and Rural Affairs has made some inaccurate and misleading claims concerning sustainable seafood.
An online petition saying seafood sellers’ claims might be misleading fails to capture the commitments of Sustainable Seafood Coalition businesses to harmonise their claims, and source responsibly.
On November 9, the European Parliament’s fisheries committee will vote on a new piece of legislation intended to regulate fishing operations of European vessels outside EU waters. We hope they take this chance and choose to protect the high seas.
Seafood businesses know they need to invest in sustainable seas now. Here’s why it’s important.
The battle for strong EU fisheries laws continues. Our Brussels fisheries lawyer on six months of progress – and where we’re going next.
Laws need time and proper implementation to prove they work. That’s why the EU mustn’t overhaul the Control Regulation – yet.
Leaving the EU is a huge risk for UK fishermen. It would threaten the fish stocks they rely on and the seas they fish in.
ClientEarth celebrates a new transatlantic partnership with the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions.
Endangered Species Day should be about all endangered species, not just the more popular ones. So let’s talk about fish.
EU fishermen have to keep EU laws in EU waters – they should keep them elsewhere, too.
The European Union should only permit fishing vessels to operate in the Arctic if they meet the same requirements as those operating inside EU waters.
Slipping through the net: how new innovations in selective fishing gear can make the EU landing obligation work for fish and fishers.
Exemptions from the EU discard ban mean fishermen can continue to throw certain fish back. But we believe some exemptions should not have been approved – and here’s why.
The Welsh government must understand their legal obligations before anything else when considering allowing scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay
A power struggle between the European Parliament and Council of Ministers prevented important fisheries management plans from being passed – until now.