EJF: Thailand deserves EU 'green card'

'Thailand will be recognized for its efforts against IUU,' executive director of NGO says.

Steve Trent, executive director at the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), said Thailand will get a green card once the European Union realizes the progress the country is making to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, reports The Nation.

At a meeting held in Seoul on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, Trent said the EJF had seen the progress made to date by Thailand in solving IUU problems in the fishing industry.

Speaking at the event, Trent said the country’s work and good intentions would be recognized and Thailand removed from the 'IUU Report' of the EU.

“Thailand will succeed in getting a green card after being given yellow-card status almost two years ago," he said.

"But I don’t know when, and the EU would like to see long-lasting measures for sustainable fishing."

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