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 Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting of October 2014 will take place in Luxembourg on 13-14th October 2014.
The 20th Century evolution of Mediterranean exploited demersal resources under increasing fishing disturbance and environmental change, EVOMED