€6.1 billion to promote sustainable fisheries and safeguard fishing communities

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament adopted the 2021-2027 fisheries and aquaculture fund to support the blue economy, protect biodiversity and promote international ocean governance. The new European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), adopted on Tuesday, encourages member states to invest in making the fisheries and aquaculture sectors […]

EU and UK reach agreement in principle on fishing opportunities for the remainder of 2021

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The EU and the United Kingdom concluded today the negotiations on an agreement in principle setting out catch limits for jointly managed fish stocks for 2021. This was finalised  in a phone call this afternoon between Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, […]

Circular economy: Commission provides guidance for harmonised application of Single-Use Plastic rules and advances on monitoring of fishing gear

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission provides guidance on the EU rules on single-use plastics and adopts an Implementing Decision on the monitoring and reporting of fishing gear placed on the market and waste fishing gear collected. These rules aim to reduce marine litter from single-use […]

Ending harmful fisheries subsidies would improve the health of our ocean. This is why

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maria Damanaki, Principal Advisor, SYSTEMIQ, UK; Principal Advisor, The Paradise International Foundation, China, Member of Friends of Ocean Action Subsidies paid to the global fishing industry amount to $35 billion per year, of which more than 60% meets […]

WTO deal is within reach to remove harmful fishing subsidies and halt global fish meltdown

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gemma Parkes, Communications Lead, Ocean Action Agenda, World Economic Forum Every year, governments around the world pump $22 billion of public money into efforts that encourage overfishing. SDG 14 has explicit target to eliminate such harmful fisheries subsidies […]

This is how smart technology is helping to combat overfishing

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Katharine Rooney, Senior Writer , Formative Content Global fish production reached its highest level in 2018 at 96.4 million tonnes. 35% of global fish harvest is lost or wasted every year. Light and audio technology can protect species […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commission notifies the Republic of Panama over the need to step up action to fight against illegal fishing

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has notified the Republic of Panama about the risk of being identified as a non-cooperating country in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The Republic of Panama had already received a yellow card in November 2012, which was […]

From fishing village to futuristic metropolis: Dubai’s remarkable transformation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content, At over 1000m tall, the rocket-shaped Dubai Creek Tower will be the world’s tallest building when it’s completed, stealing the crown from one of the city’s other mega structures, the Burj Khalifa, just down the […]

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 […]

Iceland won’t talk with Brussels about EU accession

Iceland has two very good reasons to freeze its EU accession talks until the tiny country holds a referendum on it. Icelanders think twice when it comes to money and fish. On money their views differ widely from what the EU thinks about it and when it comes to fish, Iceland also has quite diverging […]

The EU learns about fishing and banking from tiny Iceland

Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, the Prime Minister of Iceland, visited the European Union yesterday and was received by its two presidents. The Icelander first went to the Berlaymont, the Commission’s  headquarters. There he was rather surprised. It was the first time that Manuel Barroso was so blatant, almost rude, with a visiting PM. Commenting on the […]