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European Commission intensifies the fight against illegal fishing

(26/11/2013) The European Commission has intensified its fight against illegal fishing by identifying Belize, Cambodia and Guinea as non-cooperating third countries. Despite the Commission working closely with the countries' authorities, these three countries have failed to show real commitment to tackling the problem of illegal fishing.

The Commission also handed out formal warnings – 'yellow cards' - to Korea, Ghana and Curaçao, after they failed to keep up with their international obligations to fight illegal fishing. Concrete shortcomings, such as a lack of actions to address deficiencies in monitoring, controlling and surveillance of fisheries, were identified and corrective actions have been suggested.

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