Trinidad and Tobago red-carded for illegal fish failings

European Commission

Identified as a non-cooperating country in the fight against IUU fishing, all of the country’s wild-caught fish is banned from the EU 

The European Commission has identified the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago as a non-cooperating country in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and given it a so-called “red card” whereby all of its wild-caught fish is now banned from the EU market.

Brussels’ decision – announced on 25 September 2023 – is based on the EU’s IUU Regulation, which provides for a cooperation framework with countries to address IUU fishing and ensures that only legally-caught fisheries products can access the bloc.

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