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18th Apr 13Managed by Chatham House
Financed by DEFRA
Analysis of Expected Consequences for Developing Countries of the IUU Fishing Proposed Regulation and Identification of Measures Needed to Implement the Regulation - Phase 2
This report describes the findings of an evaluation of the expected impacts of Council Regulation (EC) No.1005/2008 of 29th September 2008 establishing a Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. The regulation introduces a new system of catch certification for consignments of fishery products for human consumption traded with the EC (exports and imports). From 1st January 2010, all marine fishery products (except aquaculture products and certain species) consigned by EC vessels and by third countries to the EC market must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the master of the originating fishing vessel stating that the products have been caught legally. The authors studied Namibia, Indonesia, Thailand, Morocco, Ecuador, Senegal, Mauritius and Mauritania. The lessons learnt from the case studies suggest that all third countries will need at least to define a control system linked to the specific certification requirements. They will need to prepare regulations to define the catch certification system, and allocate additional resources to the associated landing and documentary controls (the activities described above) for strengthened, evidence- based validation of catch certificates. This may take some time, especially in less developed countries with weak fisheries control capacity for implementation of existing legal requirements.
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