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Parliamentary question - E-001055/2022Parliamentary question

Oversight of trade in ornamental marine animals

Question for written answer  E-001055/2022
to the Commission
Rule 138
Jordi Solé (Verts/ALE), Ernest Urtasun (Verts/ALE), Nicolás González Casares (S&D)

The Union is very invested in monitoring trade in marine ornamental fish. It has therefore called for it to be overseen under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). This initiative, however, remains deadlocked owing to the pandemic.

Two marine scientists have asked the Commission (DG SANTE) to adapt the TRACES (Trade Control and Expert System) database to collect more specific data on trade in ornamental sea fish, as there are currently no comprehensive data on this activity. TRACES is highly adaptable and the ideal tool to monitor this trade as a necessary step towards gaining a more comprehensive grasp of the precise volumes and diversity of marine ornamental fish traded in the Union.

In view of this:

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