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EU warns Thailand to halt illegal fishing or face ban

EU warns Thailand to halt illegal fishing or face ban

The European Union on Tuesday warned Thailand, the third largest seafood producer in the world, that it had six months to halt illegal fishing or it will face an import ban from the world’s single biggest market.
“Today’s action constitutes a warning … the burden is now on Thailand to take corrective measures,” EU Agriculture and Fishery Commissioner Karmenu Vella said.
After discussions on remedies in 2011, the European Commission decided to issue Thailand a ‘yellow card,’ with a ‘red card’ and punishment if there was no improvement, Vella told a press briefing.
“I urge Thailand to join the European Union in the fight for sustainable fisheries. Failure to take strong action against illegal fishing will carry consequences,” he said.
The commission, the EU’s executive arm, said Thailand’s fisheries' monitoring as well as its control and sanctioning systems were inadequate and had to be brought up to international standards.


Updated : 2021-09-23 22:25 GMT+08:00