Federation of Veterinarians of Europe
Seafood industry crisis
Seafood industry crisis

For developing countries getting fish to market is becoming harder

According to reports prepared for a meeting this week of FAO's Subcommittee on Fish Trade (April 26-29, Buenos Aires), for developing countries, getting fish to market is becoming harder.
As of 1 January 2010, the European Union which is the world's largest import market for fish requires for all imports of wild fish to be accompanied by a certificate validated by the fisheries authorities of the country flagging the vessel that originally caught it. The aim is to combat illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing, a major problem -- but compliance is placing new, often difficult burdens, on exporters.

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