Reclaim the Sea

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

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  • New Zealand’s fisheries quota management system: on an undeserved pedestal


    Published in ‘The Conversation‘, 5th September 2017 In popular imagination, New Zealand’s fisheries management system is a globally recognised story of sustainability, reflecting a “clean and green” environmental ethos. Indeed, New Zealand’s fisheries have been ranked among the best managed in the world – an accolade based on the early […]

  • Saving endangered turtles in Lebanon’s former war zone


    Chris Giles, CNN, August 18, 2017 Sur, Lebanon (CNN)In southern Lebanon, near the border with Israel, lies a distinctive orange house. Located just past a Lebanese Armed Forces military checkpoint in the Mediterranean city of Tyre, it is surrounded by luscious banana groves, sleeping goats and chirping birds. This beautiful oasis […]

  • Pacific Ocean: ‘We cannot let history repeat itself – we’re not guinea pigs’


    Asia Pacific Report | June 8, 2017 A Pacific World Oceans Day message from Youngsolwara Pacific and MISA4thePacific As regional leaders gather in New York for the week-long United Nations oceans conference, we wish to recognise the Pacific’s storied history, as stewards of the world’s largest ocean. We acknowledge the […]

  • EJF responds to Liberian Government’s decision to cut inshore exclusion zone


    Environmental Justice Foundation | 17th of May 2017 The Environmental Justice Foundation is warning the Liberian Government that it risks undermining the country’s food security if it continues with its plan to allow industrial vessels greater access to fish in its coastal waters. Under a new Executive Order, the government […]

  • ITQs: A Road of No Return


    Published by FiskerForum, 11-01-2017 · info@fiskerforum.dk | Original article can be found here. A strongly-worded position paper published by the Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) Platform has come out firmly against Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQs) as an integral component of EU fisheries policies and management, which LIFE says have […]

  • The struggle goes on… what happened in 2016!


    2016 has been a long and difficult year with its many ups and downs for environmental struggles in the Republic of Cyprus. The end of 2015 was a hint of what was to follow. From November onwards, it was clear that the 30 year struggle to save  Akamas, was about […]

  • Beirut’s stolen coast and the growing fight to get it back


    In The Beirut Report, 23rd November 2016 Activists have put together this great new video looking at how Beirut’s natural rocky coastline has basically been stolen from the public, destroyed and turned into concrete marinas for private resorts.   What’s particularly interesting about the video is that it uses maps […]

  • Άλλη μια προσπάθεια οικειοποίησης και αποξένωσης των κοινών μας αγαθών – των παραλιών, της ακτογραμμής και της θάλασσας!


    Πρωτοβουλία για τη Διάσωση των Φυσικών Ακτών Δελτίο Τύπου – Τρίτη, 25 Οκτωβρίου 2016 Άλλη μια προσπάθεια οικειοποίησης και αποξένωσης των κοινών μας αγαθών – των παραλιών, της ακτογραμμής και της θάλασσας! Την ερχόμενη Πέμπτη, 27 Οκτωβρίου 2016, η Κοινοβουλευτική Επιτροπή Εσωτερικών της Βουλής καλείται να συζητήσει μεταξύ άλλων δύο […]

  • “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 […]

  • 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 […]