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As part of the continued fight against illegal fishing worldwide, the European Commission has today warned the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines that they risk being identified as non-cooperating countries.
Why has the Commission issued yellow cards to Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Kitts and Nevis and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as non-cooperative third countries?
The 11th South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (SEAFO) Annual Meeting, held from 1-5 December 2014, in Windhoek, Namibia adopted all conservation measures in line with scientific advice and reinforced the protection of vulnerable marine ecosystems for bottom fisheries. This measures adopted included the adoption of bi-annual cacth limits for alfonsino, pelagic armourhead and orange roughy as well as harvest control rules.

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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Notifications

 

Additional information

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 […]