Category Archives: Africa

DG-MARE provide 6 new ex ante evaluations of EU access agreements

Following the request for documents held by DG-MARE last year on EU fisheries access agreements, ClientEarth and TransparentSea made a follow-up application. This time we  narrowed the request to 6 evaluations to make life easier for DG-MARE and preempt their … Continue reading

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Making transparency work in Africa’s fisheries: New publication by U4 Anti-corruption resource centre

I have recently published a report on transparency and fisheries in Africa. It provides a discussion on the problems associated with poor levels of access to information in fisheries management, and also the limits and limitations of transparency reforms. It … Continue reading

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Case study: Senegalese protests at ‘illegal’ fishing licenses given to Russian trawlers

On the 30th of March this year thousands of Senegalese fishers went on strike, protesting at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs’ decision to give ‘illegal’ licenses to 22 foreign industrial trawlers to fish pelagic stocks. The trawlers are made up … Continue reading

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20 organisations sign letter to DG-MARE requesting access to information on EU fisheries agreements

On Friday 11th of March a letter was sent by TransparentSea to the European Commission requesting access to ex-ante and ex-post evaluations of all EU fisheries access agreements. 20 organisations signed this letter, which was addressed to the Head of … Continue reading

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