Reclaim the Sea

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

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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 walls
I made a roof from shells
that giggled stories about crabby hermits
and boring barnacles
someone has spilt black
tar on my castle
ink black sticky stains
that burn where they touch me
that burn
—Gabriellr Maughan

 

ANALYSIS

A valuable resource…………  4
Small-scale inland fisheries provide essential protein and micronutrients for millions

RUSSIA
In the country of volcanoes  ….8
The indigenous peoples of the Kamchatka Peninsula fight for their rights

INDIA
Hemmed in by development  ….12
Development has marginalized local fishing communities in Goa, India

ST.KITTS AND NEVIS
Moss gloss ……………………….. 18
Sea moss farming offers alternative livelihoods in this island nation

MYANMAR
Potential for transformation  …..19
Myanmar has the potential to use its fisheries and aquaculture sector for inclusive growth

REPORT
Growing blue  …………………….24
On the 41st IAMSLIC Conference on ‘Blue Growth

SOUTH AFRICA
Caught in a net  ………………….28
Small-scale fishing communities in South Africa have to cope with unequal power relations

PEDAGOGY
A guide to stand by  …………….33
On the People’s Manual on the Guidelines on Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests

MEKONG REGION
A plan of action  …………………36
A workshop discussed sustainable small-scale fisheries in the Lower Mekong Region

ANALYSIS
A time for reigning in? ………… 40
Big environmental NGOs are being ceded concessions without proper  monitoring

CERTIFICATION
Funding challenge  ……………..43
The Marine Stewardship Council Global Sustainability Fund helps small-scale fisheries

REPORT
CSO declaration ……………….. 46
The small and marginalized from Europe and Central Asia speak out

REPORT
Making SSF secure  …………….52
The 32nd Session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) discussed Agenda Item 9

COMMENT ……………………….. 3

ROUNDUP  ……………………….58

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