Open letter: EU industry and NGOs call for sustained European Commission action to keep Thai fisheries safe, legal and sustainable: Despite increasing openness from Royal Thai Government agencies to engage in discussions on proposed fisheries legislation rollbacks, evidence of substantive action to remove the most worrying articles is still missing. NGOs and EU fisheries industry groups therefore encourage the European Commission to continue upholding legal, ethical and sustainable fisheries.

Maré de injustiça: Exploração e pesca ilegal em embarcações chinesas no sudoeste do Oceano Índico: O relatório mapeia a presença e atividades da frota pesqueira chinesa no Sudoeste do Oceano Índico. As descobertas do relatório mostram que, embora sejam apresentadas em termos de ganha-ganha, desenvolvimento sustentável e benefícios coletivos da economia azul, as realidades a bordo de muitas embarcações na frota pesqueira chinesa contradizem diretamente esses objetivos declarados.

Une vague d'injustice : Exploitation et pêche illégale par les navires chinois dans le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien: Ce rapport cartographie la présence et les activités de la flotte chinoise de pêche lointaine dans le sud-ouest de l’océan Indien (« SOOI »), une région remarquable pour son paysage marin riche en biodiversité, qui constitue une ressource vitale pour les communautés côtières sur l’ensemble de ses rivages. Les conclusions du rapport montrent que, bien que les relations qu’entretient la Chine avec ses partenaires régionaux soient formulées en termes de « gagnant-gagnant », de développement durable et de bénéfices partagés de l’économie bleue, les réalités à bord de nombreux navires de la flotte chinoise de pêche lointaine sont en contradiction directe avec ces objectifs déclarés.

Joint statement: ASEAN leadership key to the success of global plastic treaty to end plastic pollution: Civil society organisations working to end plastic pollution in Southeast Asia and beyond call upon ASEAN member-states to cooperate and negotiate a just, effective global plastic treaty.

Joint Statement: Call on the European Parliament to adopt the EU’s Regulation to prohibit forced labour products on the EU market: 76 undersigned civil society organisations, trade unions, investors, businesses, multi-stakeholders’ initiatives and industry bodies call on Members of the European Parliament to vote in favour of the EU’s Regulation to prohibit forced labour products on the EU market in the upcoming Plenary session.

Wimbi la udhalimu: Unyonyaji na uvuvi haramu wa meli za China Kusini Magharibi mwa bahari ya Hindi: Ripoti hii inaangazia uwepo wa shughuli za uvuvi unaofanywa na vyombo vya majini vya China (DWF) katika eneo la Kusini-Magharibi ya Bahari ya Hindi yaani (SWIO), ukanda unaotambulika kwa utajiri mkubwa wa mazao ya bahari, ambao ni muhimu katika maisha ya jamii.

แถลงการณ์ตอบสมาคมการประมงแห่งประเทศไทย: สมาคมการประมงไทยแห่งประเทศไทยซึ่งเป็นกลุ่มผลประโยชน์ของผู้ประกอบการณ์เรือประมงพาณิชย์ไทยได้เผยแพร่ข้อเรียกร้องหลายประการเพื่อสนับสนุนการแก้ไขกฎหมายการประมงในประเทศไทย เอกสารนี้คือการตอบกลับโดยสรุปของเรา

EJF Statement in response to the National Fisheries Association of Thailand (NFAT): The National Association of Thai Fisheries, a lobby group for the Thai fishing industry, recently published several claims about the possible roll-back of fisheries legislation in Thailand. This document summarises our responses.

Joint Statement: Call on EU governments to support the EU’s Regulation to prohibit forced labour products: 37 civil society organisations and trade unions from across Europe and beyond today call upon EU Member States to back the inter-institutional agreement reached earlier in March on the Regulation to prohibit products made from forced labour from entering the EU’s Single Market, ensuring new rules enter into force without delay.

Leveling the playing field: Assessing the impact of Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLAs) in Liberia’s coastal communities: Women play an integral role in Liberia’s small-scale fisheries (SSF). However, the contribution women make to the sector is threatened by challenges that undermine their livelihood opportunities and limit their active participation in fisheries decision-making processes. The Village Savings and Loans Association (VSLA) scheme seeks to address these challenges and increase women’s participation in the governance and management of Liberia’s SSF sector. This report presents the findings of an evaluation of the impact of these VSLAs in their respective communities over a period of one year

IUU 漁業および人権侵害が懸念されている魚介類の 日本市場への流入の可能性について – 日本政府への提言 –: EJFは、現行の制度について注意深い検証を行い、EU、タイ、韓国などを含む世界中の政府との協力経験や実地調査を 活かして、IUUシーフードを市場から排除するために、5つの主要な問題が緊急に解決されるべきだと結論づけました。こ れらの問題は、輸入管理の対象となる魚種が十分に網羅されていないこと、労働者の人権が考慮されていないこと、漁 業界全体の透明性が不足していること、輸入された魚介類が消費者に届くまでの追跡ができないこと、そして罰則が十 分でないことです。

Briefing to the Japanese government on concerns over seafood products associated with illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and human trafficking entering the Japanese market: This briefing follows careful reviews of the current seafood import control system in Japan. It identifies five major legislative loopholes that should be addressed urgently – these loopholes are insufficient coverage of species, negligence in considering human rights, a lack of transparency, an absence of traceability and insufficient penalties when infractions are detected.