The European Commission today lifted the threat of trade sanctions against South Korea, removing their previous ‘yellow card’ warning to improve efforts in combating Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) or ‘pirate’ fishing.
Today, the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts, and WWF welcomed the European Commission’s warning, or ‘yellow-carding’, of Thailand for not fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The European Commission today issued a warning or ‘yellow card’ to Thailand, the third largest seafood exporter in the world, for failure to combat Illegal, Unreported, Unregulated (IUU) or ‘pirate’ fishing which damages marine environments and threatens human rights.
The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) hosted an event in Brussels last night examining the relationship between Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) or ‘pirate’ fishing, overfishing and trafficked, forced and bonded labour in Thailand’s seafood industry.
The Royal Thai Government has delivered wholly inadequate improvement in its efforts to eliminate human trafficking in the fishing industry this year and failed to demonstrate compliance with the minimum standards required to be raised to Tier 2.
Environmental Justice Foundation Charitable Trust (EJF) is a registered charity in England and Wales (no. 1088128). Environmental Justice Foundation Limited is a not-for-profit trading company limited by guarantee registered in England (no. 0385 3159)