Billions of euros worth of critically endangered eels are trafficked each year from Europe, ending up in China and Japan in what is "the largest wildlife crime on Earth," campaigners say.
The European Commission wants to equip small and medium-size food suppliers and companies with more bargaining power against big retailers and food processors.
Negotiators from South American trade bloc Mercosur and the EU are due to resume sensitive talks after edging closer to a historic trade deal during the last round in Brussels.
The black clouds hanging over the boats in Dutch ports Friday were not the remnants of wild winter gales, but harbingers of another devastating storm brewing for Dutch fishermen.
Reports of African migrants being tortured, killed and sold as slaves in Libya have caused a global outcry. The few who manage to escape the horrors carry deep physical and psychological scars.