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The fight against illegal fishing was a key topic of conversation at the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) last week, with FAO's Committee on Fisheries and Aquaculture (COFI) celebrating the entry into force of the FAO Port State Measures Agreement (PSMA) at its meeting in Rome on 11-15 July.
The Commission has proposed to lift the "red card" and the associated trade measures for fisheries products from the Republic of Guinea, following significant improvements to its national fisheries governance to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The 16th Session of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) was held in Gosier (Guadeloupe, France) from 20-24 June 2016. It was attended by representatives from 28 member countries, including the European Commission for the European Union, as well as observers from sub-regional fisheries organisations, cooperation agencies and civil society.

The EU rules to combat illegal fishing (IUU)

Please consult the handbook and other documents available on this site, which give practical information and advice to authorities and operators in EU Member States and third countries.

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Secondary legislation and official documents

Communication on the IUU Regulation to EP and Council
  • Communication of 1 October 2015 from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the application of Council Regulation (EC) NO 1005/2008 - COM/2015/480
Implementation of the IUU Regulation as regards third countries
IUU vessel list
Administrative arrangements with third countries
Exempted products
Other amendments to Commission Regulation (EC) No 1010/2009
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 202/2011 of 1 March 2011 […] amending Regulation (EC) No 1010/2009 as regards prior notification templates, benchmarks for port inspections and recognised catch documentation schemes adopted by regional fisheries management organisations
  • Commission Regulation (EU) No 86/2010 of 29 January 2010 […] amending Commission Regulation (EC) No 1010/2009 as regards exchange of information on inspections of third country vessels […]