the real rulers of the sea

The ocean’s resources belong to all citizens. We want healthy seas, full of fish and shellfish. So how could the EU’s seas be fished to the brink of ecological collapse? The overfishing is not an accident, it is the result of a conscious policy. Where the decisions are made in closed rooms, beyond democratic control.

In the Theme – The real rulers of the sea, we have collected reports and exclusive interviews, with researchers and decision makers to highlight the economic, ecological and social aspects of fishing in EU waters.

The ocean is exposed to so many threats - but we must not give up hope for the future, says oceanographer Helen Czerski. By spreading...
Reportage: Peter Löfgren
Editing: Helena Fredriksson
Photo: Leif Eiransson
Supplementary photo: Kimmo Hagman, Johan Candert, Göran Ehlmé, Alexandre Gobatti Ramos, Erik Saanila, Adam Nilsson
Music: Peter Adolfsson
In a report from 2020, published by BalticSea2020, the authors believe that large-scale fishing in the Baltic Sea is neither economically nor financially profitable for...
Reportage: Peter Löfgren
Editing: Helena Fredriksson
Photo: Leif Eiranson
New research has mapped the universe of fish, how they experience the world, that they have personalities. These new discoveries can affect how we look...
Documentary: Deep Sea Production
There is a place on earth where all creatures live their lives in balance with their surroundings. We dive into a functioning ecosystem, from the smallest...
Documentary: Deep Sea Production
In Brussels there are at least 30,000 lobbyists to influence the political decisions. Many of them work for the fishing industry, to ensure that the...
Reportage: Peter Löfgren
Editing: Helena Fredriksson
Photo: Leif Eiranson
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