|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 185, Pages 41–44|
Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2017/1333 - adopted by the European Union on 11 July 2017 - which adds Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the list of non-cooperating third countries in fighting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
The proposal was adopted by the European Commission on 23 May 2017 and it concerns the application of Council Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008, which establishes a system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU Regulation).
In this context, the European Commission issued a Decision in December 2014 warning St Vincent and the Grenadines of the possibility of being identified as a non-cooperating third country. The Decision was notified to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines together with a letter suggesting that Saint Vincent and the Grenadines should implement, in close cooperation with the Commission, an action plan to rectify the identified shortcomings.
In May 2017, the Commission took the view that the areas of concern and shortcomings as described in that Decision had not been addressed sufficiently by the country and that the measures of the plan of action had not been fully implemented. As a consequence the Commission identified Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as a non-cooperating third country in fighting IUU fishing.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Trade|
|Subject Tags||Fisheries | Aquaculture|
|Keywords||Illegal Unreported and Unregulated [IUU] Fishing
|Countries / Regions||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|