Regin Winther Poulsen is a native Faroese independent journalist who has covered the fishing industry in the North Atlantic Ocean for years.

First he was a reporter in the Faroe Islands and later an independent journalist for major international publications like The Atlantic and The Guardian.

Regin is currently an Ocean Reporting Fellow with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting.

Regin Winther Poulsen

Basic information

Regin Winther Poulsen
Faroe Islands

Supported projects

Plant Pandemics Enter Through Open European Borders

  • Agriculture
  • Economy
  • Environment

PUGLIA / AMSTERDAM – With climate change, diseases that previously wouldn't thrive in Europe have a greater chance of survival, making the peril for agriculture greater than ever. A system with very open borders for plant imports is threatening agriculture in the southern part of the European Union.

Fishy Seafood: How Russia Avoids Sanctions

VLADIVOSTOK / BUSAN – After Russia attacked Ukraine, the West acted swiftly. Within months, the Western alliance imposed hard-hitting sanctions against the Eastern giant. However, these sanctions did not affect most Russian fishing industries, which kept exporting 1.1 billion USD of seafood into Europe

Pelagic fishes know no national borders

  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

According to a 1980 international UN law, the Northeastern Atlantic countries must meet regularly to agree on a fishing quota for each country––so that everybody gets a fair share and fish stocks don't get overfished. The multilateral agreements are supposed to ensure that no government exploits the moving fish resource within their borders.