The EU Fisheries Control Regulation is currently being negotiated between the European Commission, the Council of the EU and the European Parliament. A progressive EU fisheries Control Regulation, could serve as a key pillar of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy. Two aspects are especially important: ensuring the legality of fishing activities at sea and the legality of all fish and seafood products entering the supply chain, both fresh and processed.
ALDI is calling for a strengthened and digitalised approach to traceability. This digital transition will take time and small suppliers and small and medium-sized enterprises in particular will need support and funding from the European Marine, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF).