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22,000 EU Vessels Fishing Outside EU Waters Highlights Need for Greater Transparency


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22,000 EU Vessels Fishing Outside EU Waters Highlights Need for Greater Transparency

MADRID - The recently-updated WhoFishesFar.org website has today revealed that 22,085 EU vessels have operated in non-EU waters since 2008. The list, however, falls short on European vessels operating under private agreements with African countries which remain completely under the radar. Oceana is therefore calling on EU Ministers in the upcoming Council of Ministers in June to back new regulation that would ensure these vessels adhere to EU controls and standards.

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