fisheries | fisherfolk

  • 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.

  • 30-May-2013 The Telegram
    Fisheries talks raise alarm

    Opposition politicians in Newfoundland and in Ottawa are expressing concern about potential fisheries industry giveaways at the negotiating table on Canada-Europe free trade talks, but the province’s fisheries union said Tuesday that fewer trade barriers would be a good thing.

  • 5-Apr-2013 FIS
    FTA with EU will pave way for more exports

    The free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union is expected to open many doors for Vietnamese seafood to enter the EU, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers

  • 6-Feb-2013
    Canadian seafood industry eyes UK market as free trade deal moves closer

    The European Union and Canada are close to signing a free trade agreement which will almost certainly open the way for more Canadian fish and seafood imports into Britain.

  • 28-Jan-2013
    Lobster fishermen eye Canada-EU trade deal

    New Brunswick fishermen are closely watching negotiations between Canada and the European Union as the two try to hammer out a free trade deal.

  • 9-Jan-2013 AFPC
    Les nouveaux traités commerciaux mettent en danger la réglementation des pêches

    L’Accord économique et commercial global (AECG) proposé entre le Canada et l’Union européenne et d’autres traités sur le commerce et l’investissement menacent la viabilité des pêches et des collectivités de pêcheurs, selon un nouveau rapport du Centre canadien de politiques alternatives.

  • 12-Nov-2012 WSRW
    New illegal EU-Morocco fish talks being pushed through

    Without consulting with the Saharawi people in Western Sahara, the EU will next week try to conclude the talks on EU-Morocco fish deal offshore the occupied territory, under same terms as the one that was rejected by the European Parliament in 2011.

  • 2-Nov-2012 Gabon Review
    L’accaparement des mers, un danger pour l’Afrique

    L’accaparement des mers est une menace aussi grave que l’accaparement des terres, estime le rapporteur spécial de l’ONU pour le droit à l’alimentation, De Schutter, qui interpelle les autorités des pays du monde à revisiter de manière urgente les Accords de licence et d’accès (ALA) qui régissent leurs activités.

  • 22-Sep-2012
    ’Only tuna industry will benefit from EU-PH trade deal’

    If the government pursues a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Euopean Union (EU), only the tuna industry is bound to benefit from it.

  • 23-Aug-2012
    FTA Fund to aid development of fish products

    Free Trade Agreement Fund officials are pursuing a plan to develop Thai fish products in local communities, as concern grows that the domestic market is facing an influx of cheaper fisheries produce from neighbouring countries under the Asean seamless market. The plan will focus on developing the procurement and processing of gourami, a freshwater fish currently farmed mainly in Chachoengsao province.

  • 20-Aug-2012 IPS
    Ile Maurice : Les pêcheurs veulent voir les bateaux de l’UE hors de leurs mers

    Les pêcheurs locaux disent qu’un accord signé en février entre l’UE et cette nation insulaire de l’océan Indien, qui autorise les navires européens à attraper 5.500 tonnes de poissons par an pendant trois ans pour un coût de 660.000 euros par an, a fait empirer la situation.

  • 7-Aug-2012 Fiji Times
    Pacific could be pushed into unwanted deals

    As the start of trade talks on a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union nears, African Caribbean Pacific countries have been urged by Fiji’s trade minister not to allow themselves to be forced into a deal that undermines each country’s independence.

  • 31-Jul-2012 Jeune Afrique
    Pêche : l’UE et la Mauritanie renouvellent leur accord commercial

    Dans un contexte d’épuisement des ressources halieutiques dans les eaux territoriales européennes, la possibilité d’opérer dans les eaux territoriales mauritaniennes est cruciale pour les pêcheurs européens

  • 19-Mar-2012 FIS
    Ecuador: Trade agreement sought with EU

    The Ecuadorian government will try to reach a new trade agreement with the European Union, since in 2013 the benefits the country receives for the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP Plus) will expire.

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