Thailand was one of the countries in ASEAN handed a yellow card by the EU’s IUU carding system. Bangkok turned this challenge into an opportunity through enhanced cooperation with the EU on fisheries. This downside-up change made the country a frontrunner in combatting IUU fishing in the region. How have Thailand and the EU been cooperating in fighting IUU fishing and how has this boosted EU-ASEAN relations?
Author: Jutaporn Singchum, EIAS Junior Researcher
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