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The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) has adopted its Multiannual Work Programme for 2015-2019 and the Annual Work Programme at the meeting of the Administrative Board held on 17 of October 2014.
The European Commission has proposed to ban imports of fisheries products from Sri Lanka. After four years of intense dialogue with Sri Lanka the country could not demonstrate that it sufficiently addressed illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. In contrast, the Commission confirmed that Belize, Fiji, Panama, Togo and Vanuatu, have successfully taken measures to tackle illegal fishing.

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

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 […]