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Indonesia Govt intends to aid Thai fishing sector

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Friday, April 24, 2015, 23:50 (GMT + 9)

Amid the European Union (EU)’s deadline for Thailand's fisheries industry to combat illegal fishing, Thai authorities decided to accept Indonesia government’s proposal to form a joint task force to achieve this aim.

Some days ago, the Thai Government expressed being "deeply disappointed" to learn that it had been issued a yellow card by the EU and that it risks an embargo on its fish exports in October unless it settles illegal fishing issues.

Meanwhile, during the two-day Asian-African Leaders' Summit in Jakarta, leaders from both countries -- President Joko Widodo accepting Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha – met and agreed on to set up a working group on fisheries and related affairs for solving problems resulting from illegal unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing activities in foreign countries' territorial waters, The Nation reported.

Media sources consulted by FIS.com reported that a memorandum of understanding (MoU) would be signed by both countries, hoping the EU would be patient and give Thailand the opportunity to complete its task and tackle the IUU issue by passing new regulations.

Thailand's new fisheries act will include measures that would boost regulations for the Thai fishing fleet and other related issues so as to meet EU and international standards.

Apart from the EU’s ultimatum to ban Thai fishery products into its market, the United States (US) could also impose sanctions, the AP reported.

For its part, Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) welcomed the warning made by the EU to Thailand for failure to combat IUU fishing after a 2014 study estimates that up to 39 per cent of wild-caught seafood entering the US market from Thailand has been caught illegally.

On this issue, EJF Executive Director Steve Trent pointed out: “Thai authorities exert very little control over their fishing vessels, with many activities illegally damaging fish stocks and the marine environment, and this is linked to some of the most exploitative and inhuman working conditions documented anywhere. These conditions include the use of slaves and extreme violence. It is time for the Thai government to take swift action to control the Thai fleet and end this environmental and human crisis,”.
 

Related articles:

- Thai Govt accuses EU of disregarding its struggle against IUU fishing
- EFJ praises EU's measures against IUU

 


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