EU Regulation 1005/2008/EC
Regulation (EC) No 1005/2008 of 29 September 2008 establishing a Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, amending Regulations (EEC) No 2847/93, (EC) No 1936/2001 and (EC) No 601/2004 and repealing Regulations (EC) No 1093/94 and (EC) No 1447/1999


Regulation 1005/2008 regulates the importation of fish products both processed and unprocessed (with some exceptions) to the EU either by EU flagged vessels or third country vessels (non-EU Member State). It also aims to regulate fishing activities of EU vessels exporting fish products outside the EU. As prescribed by Regulation 1005/2008, it is essential that EU Member States, third countries and the Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMO's) cooperate mutually so compliance with the different rules can be implemented as much as possible in all countries with fishing activities.



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Signed: 29 July 2008 Entered into Force: 29 October 2008