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By International Labor Rights Forum |
<p>A coalition of nearly 30 labor, environmental and human rights organizations&nbsp;<a href="">sent a letter to the European Commission</a>&nbsp;on Feb. 17 asking it to extend for at least another six months. The letter asks the Committee to take human rights into account when assessing Thailand’s seafood sector.</p>
By The European Commission |
<p>The European Commission has today put Thailand on formal notice for not taking sufficient measures in the international fight against illegal fishing (IUU).</p> <p>As a result of a thorough analysis and a series of discussions with Thai authorities since 2011, the Commission has denounced the country's shortcomings in its fisheries monitoring, control and sanctioning systems and concludes that Thailand is not doing enough.</p>
<p>The European Union is to impose sanctions on fishery products from Thailand if the Thai junta does not make efforts to eradicate illegal fishing. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>According to the<a href=";notif_t=notify_me">&nbsp;BBC Thai Service</a>, the European Union (EU) plans to announce that it will give the Thai government six months to come up with concrete policies to tackle illegal fishing and overfishing in the region.</p>
<p>The fishery authority in the southern province of Songkhla concealed the existence of illegal fishing from European Union officials out of fear of that fishery exports would be cut. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p>