Cambodia, Belize and Guinea facing EU bans on fish imports

Deutsche Welle
26 November 2013

The EU Commission has proposed bans on fisheries imports from Cambodia, Belize and Guinea, accusing them of failing to curb illegal fishing. Three other nations have been reprimanded and might face sanctions next year.

The EU Commission called on the bloc’s 28 governments to ban fisheries imports from Belize, Cambodia and Guinea for failing to address the problem of illegal fishing in their territorial waters, the European Union’s executive body announced Tuesday.

The three countries had not made credible progress after they had been shown “yellow cards” last year, the Commission said.

It added that Fiji, Panama, Sri Lanka, Togo and Vanuatu, by contrast, had made sufficient progress to avoid trade sanctions.

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