Reclaim the Sea

Coming together demanding environmental and social justice with a global movement to reclaim our oceans and coastlines

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    “Dreams so Big Only the Sea Can Hold Them”: Man-Made Islands as Anxious Spaces, Cultural Icons, and Travelling Visions


    Academic Paper by Mark Jackson & Veronica della Dora School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol, University Road, Bristol BS8 1SS, England For the full version email the corresponding author at m.jackson{at}bristol.ac.uk Abstract This paper explores a new phenomenon which is assuming global proportions: the planning and construction of artificial […]

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    SAMUDRA Report – Issue Number 74


    CONTENTS    Sandcastle On an empty beach in sunlight I built my castle the wind was my architect together we sculpted soft curves from the dunes I found ribbons of seaweed sprawling like handwriting in the tideline of debris washed from the sea of knowledge with these I garlanded the […]

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    Demolition threat looms for great Victorian buildings from English fishing’s golden age


    Interesting article on The Guardian about some of the historical aspects of fishing in the UK In the halcyon days of the 1950s, Fish Dock Road in Grimsby was so frantic that workers recall struggling to cross the crowded street. Back then, Grimsby hosted the world’s biggest fishing fleet; its […]

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    Re-mapping Beirut one art project at a time. Making the most of wasted opportunities


    Posted Monday 4th July, 2016, In the HuckMagazine. Text by Laurence Cornet; Photography © Feature image: Houssam-Mchaimech. All others: Bryan Denton Through a series of interactive performance pieces, art collective Dictaphone Group is fighting for the one thing Lebanon is lacking: public space. At a corner of Beirut’s Martyrs’ Square, […]

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    Years of wrongdoing: territorial disarticulation and the current Chiloé crisis


    Published in entitleblog on the 14th of June 2016 By Beatriz Bustos and Felipe Irarrázaval* The recent social and environmental crisis in Chiloé, Southern Chile, triggered by a massive marine life disaster, stems from a long-standing territorial disarticulation between the state, the salmon industry and local communities when implementing regional […]

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    The Battle for the Coastline


    An excellent feature of stories about the battle for the coastline by Hakai Magazine. “Around the world, coastal communities struggle to retain balance over their border world. They battle the forces that would construct fences and parcel out the continents’ edges to the highest bidder: for a fabulous view, for […]

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    Newfoundland & Labrador’s Northern Shrimp Inshore Fleet: a lesson in the importance of small scale fisheries


    An interesting report coming out of a study exploring the impacts of political decisions to cut back quota allocations from small scale fishers in Newfoundland and Labrador. Guest post by Dr. Erin Carruthers on smallscales.ca Small scale fisheries are crucial for the social and economic well-being of coastal communities. But […]

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    Vietnamese coastal communities need our help!


    Coastal disaster in Central Vietnam Recently, unknown event has led to a mass of dead fish washing up along the central coasts of Vietnam. A few days ago, more than 200 people were seriously poisoned after eating the fish in one community in central Vietnam (Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Quang Binh, […]

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    Fisherfolks say no to the Coastal Fisheries Initiative


    Joint Press Statement by the World Forum of Fisher Peoples’ (WFFP) and the World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers (WFF) With the Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI) the FAO, the World Bank, Conservation International and others have launched a wide reaching program aiming at the reform of fisheries policy […]

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    What the Fish?!


    An interesting contribution to the EU’s “international ocean governance” public consultation: A public consultation on the “international ocean governance” was initiated by the European Commission. It was closed on October 15, 2015. According to the Commission’s definition, “governance” includes the “rules, institutions, processes, agreements, arrangements and activities carried out to manage […]