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Ecuador: Los sectores que se favorecen: el sector pesquero industrial

19-Mar-2015 Acción Ecológica El país cuenta con la mayor flota de pesca artesanal del Océano Pacífico Sudeste. A mediados de la década de 1990, la flota de pesca artesanal estaba compuesta aproximadamente por 15.500 embarcaciones y los pescadores eran aproximadamente 56.000. De acuerdo a los datos registrados por la Armada Nacional, para el 2011, los pescadores artesanales eran 92.300.

  • 19-Jan-2015 CBC
    CETA negotiations suspended over fisheries fund, N.L. says

    Newfoundland and Labrador is suspending support for CETA and all trade agreements currently being negotiated with the federal government.

  • 5-Jan-2015 The Telegram
    Province to take CETA arguments to EU reps

    The provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador is on the hunt for like-minded members of parliament, senators and European Union leaders as it continues to demand $280 million from the federal government.

  • 22-Dec-2014 FIS
    Corea: Nuevo TLC favorecerá ingreso de productos pesqueros vietnamitas

    En una reciente reunión celebrada en Busan, en la que participaron el primer ministro de Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, y la presidenta surcoreana, Park Geun-hye, los dos países concluyeron prácticamente las negociaciones para una TLC.

  • 16-Dec-2014 Undercurrent News
    Faroes ready to take on Norway, Iceland, UK with new FTA with Turkey

    The Faroe Islands and Turkey have signed a free trade agreement, culminating 15 years of negotiations. The island nation can now compete “on equal terms” with Norway, Scotland (UK) and Iceland to supply seafood to Turkey.

  • 15-Oct-2014 WSRW
    ECJ finds Swedish fisheries in Western Sahara illegal

    The European Court of Justice has in an answer to a question from a Swedish court of appeal informed that private fisheries agreements with Moroccan authorities are not allowed outside of the context of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement.

  • 1-Oct-2014 DW
    Namibia narrowly avoids missing EU trade deadline

    African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states that have not ratified Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU will shortly lose their free EU market access. Namibia was one of the last to say it would sign up.

  • 17-Sep-2014 WSRW
    Dutch first to fish under unethical EU-Morocco fish deal

    For the first time in almost three years, an EU member state fishing vessel has been detected in the waters of occupied Western Sahara.

  • 16-Sep-2014 Antara
    Indonesia fishermen to suffer more under Asean Economic Community

    Indonesian fishermen will suffer more when the ASEAN Economic Community is implemented in 2015, the environmentalist organization Walhi said.

  • 12-Aug-2014 WSRW
    Illegal EU fish agreement with Morocco now ratified by King

    The King of Morocco has ratified its dirty fisheries agreement with EU, allowing EU vessels to fish in Western Sahara waters under Moroccan occupation. The European Commission fails in geography regarding the location of the fisheries in communiqué.

  • 24-Jun-2014 FIS
    Norway ratified free trade agreement with Costa Rica and Panama

    Free trade agreement with Costa Rica and Panama has been ratified by the Norwegian Parliament, granting Norwegian fish exporters the same terms and conditions as their competitors in the region, which implies they will operate on equal footing with countries such as Chile.

  • 31-Mar-2014 Yonhap
    Fisheries minister promises efforts to minimize loss for fishermen from China FTA

    South Korea’s fisheries minister pledged full government efforts to limit losses by local fishermen from a free trade agreement with China and take compensatory measures for businesses inevitably hurt by the pact, reports state news agency Yonhap.

  • 17-Feb-2014 Yonhap
    S. Korea, China divided over illegal fishing in FTA talks

    Seoul is pressing the issue but China maintains that it will not discuss it.

  • 17-Feb-2014 Business World
    Philexport urges competition ‘safety nets’ for small fishers

    While the Philippine fisheries sector is generally seen as competitive under the proposed free trade agreement with the European Union, exporters said the government should still provide small fishermen with “safety nets” from stiffer competition.

  • 30-Jan-2014 Business Mirror
    PHL-EU free-trade pact ‘catastrophic’ for 1.8 million Filipino fishermen–group

    The Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Wednesday warned the Aquino administration against entering into a bilateral free trade agreement with the European Union, saying the forging of such an agreement will lead to the flooding of imported fish from EU member-states.

  • 27-Jan-2014 Business Mirror
    Study says fish-sector players to suffer with PHL-EU trade deal

    In the likelihood of a free-trade agreement between the Philippines and European Union, big processors, exporters of fish and the fish consumers in general will be the gainers while small-scale fishermen, small-scale fish processors and marketing agents, including women, will be among the losers, PIDS said in a report issued recently.

  • 1-Dec-2013 WSRW
    Saharawi natural resource group calls on EU to not accept Morocco deal

    The Saharawi Natural Resources Watch has called on all European Parliamentarians, to reject the new EU-Morocco fishing agreement, which will be voted in December in the European Parliament so as to “honor Europe and its peoples”.

  • 16-Oct-2013 FIS
    Anfaco insists on excluding Thai tuna from EU-Thailand FTA

    Spain’s National Association of Manufacturers of Canned Fish and Shellfish (Anfaco Cecopesca) is to once again ask the authorities of the European Union for the exclusion of Thai tuna from the free trade agreement that the European bloc is negotiating with Thailand.

  • 21-Jun-2013 FIS
    Congress agreement to defend the tuna industry in negotiations with Thailand

    Political spokespeople of the Agriculture, Food and Environment Committee of the Spanish Parliament have agreed to develop an institutional statement in defense of the Spanish tuna processing industry in relation to the negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union and Thailand

  • 18-Jun-2013 Radio Australia
    Europe hits back in war of words with the Pacific over trade

    Plans for a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement are in jeopardy after the Pacific Island nations accused Europe of failing to respond to their requests and threatened to pull-out if Europe is unable to meet their deadline of the end of this year.

  • 14-Jun-2013 Islands Business
    EU reveals its EPA ‘cards’

    When Pacific trade negotiators sit down later this month with their European Commission counterparts to carve out the finer details of their Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the pressure points would be fishery, market access and services.

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