During the meeting of North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC), the EU and other participants decided on some specific conservation and management measures for 2020, while also agreed on measures to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Specifically, the EU issued a statement about its contribution to the implementation of the International Agreement to Prevent Unregulated High Seas Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean.
Also, participants focused on a number of control and enforcement measures, in addition to the EU proposal on automatically adding North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) on Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) records of other Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs).
Concerning dealing with IUU fishing, in summer the EU launched an infographic presenting the development and progress of IUU-tackling actions within the European Union.
Moreover, NEAFC proceeded to the full implementation of the electronic transmission of fishing logbook and position information. Thus, the EU will be the first party to implement such processes.
Concluding, a newly-launched report by the Caught Red-Handed paper series, stating that the 80% of experts, that took part in the report, agreed that illegal fishing was a significant security threat to their countries and impacted the economy sector, as well as the local way of leaving.