EU tipped to keep Thai 'yellow card' IUU warning

The European Union will keep its 'yellow card' pressure on the Thai fishing industry, still not up to EU snuff. (Bangkok Post file photo)

The government's efforts to combat Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU) are unlikely to satisfy the European Commission (EC) as it is likely to maintain its official warning or so-called "yellow card" on the country, says a source.

The EC notified the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives last week that Thailand should do more to curb IUU activities despite the government having spent the last three years dealing with the problem, the source at the Department of Fisheries said.

"It seems we are still subject to the yellow card," he said. "However, the EC has praised us for the measures we have taken, many of which have led to positive developments."

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