The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, Pew Charitable Trusts, The Nature Conservancy and WWF have formed the EU IUU coalition working together to stop illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and promote better fisheries governance.
For more information about our work as a coalition, visit www.iuuwatch.eu.
The coalition is carrying out a 3-year project to promote some of the EU’s best practices on ocean governance and fisheries transparency in regions such as East Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Using the EU’s influence as a major flag and market State, we are aiming to help the EU drive policy change at a global level, whilst also ensuring that it invests in improving its own systems and increasing transparency. Our approach to making this happen is through engaging with key decision-makers, providing intelligence and expertise to the European Commission and through strengthening relationships between the seafood industry and the NGO community.
The coalition members are also working on the alignment of import control schemes in key market states such as the EU, US and Japan as well as improving traceability and verification of the legality of seafood imported to the EU. In order to achieve this, the coalition engages with policy-makers and seafood industry from these major market states, promoting best practices through research and advocacy.
In addition, coalition members have also been engaged in discussions on the revision of the EU’s Control Regulation (one of the three key regulations implementing the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy). Drawing from the successful revision of the EU external fleet Regulation in 2016/2017, coalition members aim to ensure that the revised regulation reflects best practices with respect to monitoring, control and surveillance, sanctioning and traceability and, ultimately, sustainability and conservation.
To support the delivery of these objectives, the coalition is seeking a researcher who will be responsible for producing and supporting relevant research and other publications required for the coalition’s advocacy work.
The researcher will provide support to the members of the coalition and the project coordinator.
Location: Coalition member offices in London or Brussels.
Salary: The salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Applications: Please send your application including a cover letter and CV to email@example.com by 2 September 2019.
Start date: Immediate.
Contract: Fixed term (until June 2021).