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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

EU lifts Guinea fish ban linked to illegal fishing practices

The European Union lifted a ban on fish exports from Guinea on Wednesday, after finding that the Western African country had successfully taken action against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Between 11 and 26 million tonnes of fish are caught illegally each year around the world, corresponding to at least 15 per cent of world catches or a value of around 10 billion euros (11.1 billion dollars) annually, according to the European Commission. As the world‘s biggest importer of fisheries products, the EU has been cracking down on the issue, which depletes fish stocks. In November 2012, the commission - the bloc‘s executive - warned Guinea over failures to cooperate in tackling IUU fishing. A year later, member states issued a "red card" due to inadequate action. As a result, catch from vessels flying a Guinean flag could no longer be imported into the EU. The bloc‘s vessels were banned from fishing in the country‘s waters, while fisheries agreements with Guinea were also prohibited. But several years of dialogue had produced results, the commission said Wednesday, noting that Guinea has revised its legal framework, stepped up sanctions, improved the monitoring of its fishing fleet and waters, and was now in compliance with international law.

Source: europeonline-magazine.eu