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Thai seafood products could be banned, warns MEP

23-Jul-2015 EurActiv A prominent lawmaker from the European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries told EurActiv he would support giving a “red card” to Thailand, meaning banning the import of its fisheries products, if illegal fishing isn’t curbed, and if the practice of using slave labour is not abandoned.

  • 14-Jan-2012 FIS
    US, Pacific Islands hold next round of fishing negotiations

    The Pacific Islands Parties and the US are trying to reach a successor fish agreement following the US’s rejection of the Pacific’s proposal. Island nations are also seeking to solidify a regional strategy on fisheries for EPA negotiations with the European Union.

  • 2-Jan-2012
    Seoul to expand help for fishing, agricultural sectors under free trade deals

    South Korea will expand its support for the fishery and agricultural sectors to ease their losses from a massive influx of outside products under free trade agreements (FTAs), the finance ministry said Monday.

  • 17-Dec-2011 Western Sahara Watch
    Le parlement Européen rejette la pêche de l’UE au Sahara Occidental

    "C’est une victoire totale pour le peuple Sahraoui. Le parlement a refusé de suivre aveuglément les intérêts de l’industrie espagnole de la pêche."

  • 15-Dec-2011 AFP
    Accord de pêche bilatéral : Le Maroc demande aux bateaux de pêche européens de quitter ses eaux

    Le Maroc a demandé aux bateaux de pêche opérant dans le cadre de l’accord de pêche qui le lie à l’Union européenne de quitter immédiatement les «eaux marocaines», en réaction au vote des députés européens qui ont bloqué mercredi la prorogation de cet accord de pêche bilatéral.

  • 7-Nov-2011 BBC
    Tuna fished ’illegally’ during Libya conflict

    Evidence is emerging of unregulated and probably illegal tuna fishing in Libyan waters during this year’s conflict.

  • 7-Sep-2011 EPA
    Ambientalistas demandan a Costa Rica amparados en el TLC con EE.UU.

    La organización Programa Restauración de la Tortuga Marina (Pretoma) demandó a Costa Rica por violaciones al ambiente causadas por barcos pesqueros de camarón, caso que analiza la secretaría ambiental del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre Centroamérica, Estados Unidos y República Dominicana.

  • 19-Aug-2011
    S. Korea expands support for farming sectors to cut losses from FTAs

    The government will set aside a total of 22.1 trillion won (US$20.5 billion) to help local farmers and fishing households who could get hurt by cheaper foreign products.

  • 9-Aug-2011 Solomon Times
    Fisheries remains key to Pacific trade negotiations

    The Pacific ACP Trade Ministers, at their meeting in February 2011, agreed to continue negotiations of a comprehensive EPA with the EU as a single region with a view to concluding negotiations by the end of 2011. Fisheries is one of the key contentious issues for the Pacific region, and must be dealt with.

  • 16-Jul-2011
    Korean fishing company pledges cooperation

    A Christchurch-based company which charters Korean fishing boats for New Zealand waters says it will cooperate with a ministerial inquiry into conditions aboard foreign fishing boats.

  • 11-Jun-2011 Reuters
    Fishing pact loses EU millions in Morocco

    A politically divisive fishing pact between Morocco and the European Union has been costing Europe millions of euros a year and could deplete Morocco’s fish stocks, according to a report.

  • 9-Jun-2011 FIS
    Spain fights back against perceived threat from PNG

    Spain’s tuna canning industry is feeling under attack by Papua New Guinea’s privileged access to the European Union market. Spain is consequently engaging in a smear campaign against the tariff-free market access of PNG and the Parties to the Nauru Agreement, a fisheries industry consultative meeting was told this week.

  • 14-May-2011 Ensenada
    TLC México - Perú, afectaría sector pesquero

    La firma de un Tratado de libre Comercio entre México y Perú podría tener efectos desastrosos en el sector pesquero nacional, particularmente en las cinco principales entidades productoras mexicanas y dos de sus pesquerías más importantes la sardina y el calamar.

  • 31-Mar-2011 IPS
    Central America: Big fish eat the small fish

    Thousands of small-scale fishers in Central America are fighting for survival in the face of free trade deals, transnational corporations, mega tourism projects and pollution that is harming marine life.

  • 4-Mar-2011
    Multi-million dollar investments planned for fisheries sector

    Significant private investments are anticipated during 2011, mainly to finance the enhancement of vessels and environmental management projects, said the Deputy Minister of Fisheries, Maria Isabel Talledo.

  • 22-Jan-2011 FISH Update
    Trade agreement between the European Union and Pacific countries

    The agreement provides for the elimination of tariffs and more flexible rules of origin for various food products from Fiji and PNG, such as fish. But the European Parliament has asked the Commission to suspend the exceptions to the rules of origin if this year proves to have "a disruptive impact" on European industry.

  • 20-Jan-2011 European Parliament
    Fiji and Papua New Guinea: green light for economic agreement

    MEPs on Wednesday gave their green light for the Council to conclude an Interim Economic Partnership Agreement with Papua New Guinea and Fiji, two countries of the Pacific Region with significant exports to the EU.

  • 20-Jan-2011 Parlement Europeen
    Parlement Européen : APE avec les Iles Fidji et la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée

    Les députés ont donné leur feu vert afin que le Conseil puisse conclure un accord intérimaire de partenariat économique (APE) avec la Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée et les Iles Fidji, deux pays de la région du Pacifique réalisant d’importantes exportations vers l’UE.

  • 3-Dec-2010 Focus/ICR
    Economic liberalisation and gender dynamics in traditional small-scale fisheries: Reflections on the proposed EU-India free trade agreement

    This new report from Focus on the Global South in collaboration with Intercultural Resources explores the dynamics within traditional small scale fisheries in the context of the controversial negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and India.

  • 19-Nov-2010 Reuters
    Violence in W.Sahara raises concerns on EU fish pact

    Moroccan security force action against protesters in Western Sahara has boosted opposition in the EU to a treaty that would allow European fishing in waters off the territory, activists and EU lawmakers said on Tuesday.

  • 2-Nov-2010 IPS Noticias
    Libre comercio arrasa pesca artesanal en India

    Acuerdos de libre comercio amenazan el sustento de los pescadores artesanales de India y la dieta de millones de personas en este país que encuentran en los productos marítimos una fuente barata de proteínas.

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