13 NGOs wrote a letter to DG MARE to expand the scope of EU sanctions to Russia, so to include Russian’s fishing vessels and all seafood, given 1) the economic value of seafood exports for the Russian economy, 2) the lack of cooperation from Russia on sustainable fisheries management, 3) the high risk of IUU fishing from Russian operators and 4) the urgent need of the EU to transition towards a nature-positive, carbon-neutral future.