European Union warns Senegal over illegal fishing – CommodAfrica

European Union warns Senegal over illegal fishing – CommodAfrica
European Union warns Senegal over illegal fishing – CommodAfrica

The European Commission has issued a “yellow card” to Senegal, informing it of the need to step up actions in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. She believes that the country is not cooperating in the fight against IUU fishing.

The deficiencies identified in Senegal’s monitoring, control and surveillance systems concern vessels flying the flag of Senegal and operating in waters outside the country’s jurisdiction, as well as in the controls carried out on foreign fishing vessels at the port of Senegal. Dakar. Furthermore, illegal exports from Senegal to the EU market have been detected, undermining the reliability of the traceability system on which the certification of the legality of fishery products is based. Finally, Senegal has so far not demonstrated sufficient willingness to cooperate with the Commission in the fight against IUU fishing” can we read in the EU press release.

This warning does not constitute a sanction but marks the opening of a dialogue with Senegal. But if the country does not take measures within a reasonable time, the EU could then show the red card. Among the possible sanctions is a ban on exporting their fishing products to the European market, which is the world’s largest importer of fish.


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