On Tuesday, 21/04/2015, the Commission put Thailand on formal notice for not taking sufficient measures in the international fight against illegal fishing. Should the situation not improve, the EU could resort to banning fisheries imports, as it has done in the past with Guinea, Cambodia and Sri Lanka.
On a more positive note, the Commission acknowledges today that two important fishing nations, Korea and the Philippines, have carried out appropriate reforms of their legal systems and are now equipped to tackle illegal fishing. It therefore stops the “identification” procedure that started with a yellow card to Korea in 2013 and the Philippines in 2014.
Source: European Commission