Sustainable fisheries: Commission takes stock of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy and launches consultation on the fishing opportunities for 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission has published its yearly Communication on the progress of management of fish stocks in the EU, which is based on data from 2018. This year’s edition, “Towards more sustainable fishing in the EU: state of play and orientations for 2021”, reaffirms the […]

The world must pull together to stem the urgent crisis in our ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tetsuji Ida, Senior Staff Writer and Editorial Writer, Kyodo News The oceans are increasingly threatened by a host of different factors. To tackle these threats will require a fundamental change in the way the international community works and […]

Most fish consumers support a ban on fishing endangered species, poll finds

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content 77% of adults who buy seafood regularly support a ban on the fishing of endangered species 73% support an end to government subsidies that lead to overfishing or illegal fishing Sir David Attenborough […]

These fishing pioneers are making it easier to eat sustainable seafood

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Joe Myers, Writer, Formative Content Imagine a restaurant menu where the fish changed every week, and you never knew what you might be able to order. Well, that’s exactly the type of menu Dock to Dish is trying to […]

We need to deep clean the oceans. Here’s how to pay for it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ingrid van Wees, Vice-President for Finance and Risk Management, Asian Development Bank The world’s oceans are running out of breath. In the past 50 years, we have lost nearly half our coral reefs and mangrove forests and the […]

Why the ocean holds the key to sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway It is only 12 years until 2030, the deadline for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The world has set itself an ambitious task. To reach the SDGs we will have […]

This Norwegian cruise line plans to power its ships with rotting fish

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Norway, land of the midnight sun, with its rugged coastline and fjords, is renowned as one of the pioneers of environmentalism. The Scandinavian country’s capital, Oslo, has been named European Green Capital […]

We can save our ocean in three steps – if we act now

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author:  Kristian Teleki, Head of the Friends of Ocean Action, Director – Sustainable Ocean Initiative, World Resources Institute   This article is adapted from a keynote speech to G7 Ocean and Environment Ministers in Halifax, Canada, on 20 September […]