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Media re-posts Archive

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • New Zealand shuts out Nautilus Minerals by declaring huge new marine reserve


    New Zealand has announced it is creating one of the world’s biggest ocean sanctuaries in an area where Canadian mining company Nautilus Minerals had applied for an exploration licence. NZ has decided to put the environment first and forego the potential mining revenues in favour of protecting a huge range of […]