MEPs back first EU management plan for fish stocks in the Western Mediterranean

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. A plan to manage fishing efforts and preserve stocks in the Western Mediterranean Sea for demersal species was approved by MEPs on Thursday. The new plan covering demersal fish stocks, such as shrimps and Norway lobsters, aims to ensure that stocks can be exploited […]

How to end overfishing in the global South

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rupert Howes, Chief executive, Marine Stewardship Council The global leaders who gathered Bali for the annual Our Ocean Conference had much to discuss, and even more to do. Our ocean has never been more vital, nor so threatened. […]

Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and North Sea for 2019

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Yesterday the Commission presents its proposal ahead of the December Fisheries Council where Member States should agree next year’s fishing quotas. The European Commission proposes fishing opportunities in the Atlantic and the North Sea for 89 stocks: for 62 stocks the fishing quota is […]

Fisheries: Commission proposes measures to conserve stocks of deep-sea species in the North-East Atlantic

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the Commission has proposed Total Allowable Catches (TAC) for a number of species for 2019 and 2020, in an effort to restore deep-sea fish stocks in the North-East Atlantic. Based on scientific advice, these new measures will enable stocks to gradually rebuild to […]

90% of fish stocks are used up – fisheries subsidies must stop

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) & Peter Thomson, United Nations Special Envoy for the Ocean, United Nations The name of our planet is misleading. We call it Earth. Yet, over 70% of […]