Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing: Sanctions in the EU

15-07-2014

This briefing note presents an overview of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and sanctions in the European Union. It provides information on the different approaches for addressing serious infringements in different Member States, as well as an analysis of existing EU and international measures. The study identifies differences between levels of monitoring, control and surveillance in Member States. Also differences are observed between Member States in the following-up of serious infringements and sanctions imposed. The study recommends that Member States prioritise effective enforcement of IUU rules and promote harmonisation of penalties.

This briefing note presents an overview of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and sanctions in the European Union. It provides information on the different approaches for addressing serious infringements in different Member States, as well as an analysis of existing EU and international measures. The study identifies differences between levels of monitoring, control and surveillance in Member States. Also differences are observed between Member States in the following-up of serious infringements and sanctions imposed. The study recommends that Member States prioritise effective enforcement of IUU rules and promote harmonisation of penalties.

Autor externo

Mike Beke and Roland Blomeyer (Blomeyer & Sanz)