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ocean grabbing Archive

  • 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 […]

  • Proposed definition on ‘Ocean grabbing’ in Marine Policy


    The term “ocean grabbing” now has an official academic reference and a proposed definition. Bennett et al (2015) have just published an article in the journal ‘Marine Policy’ the intent of which is to stimulate rigorous discussion and promote systematic inquiry into the phenomenon of ocean grabbing. The full paper […]

  • Sri Lanka: A fight against the Colombo Port City project


    This is an email sent by the Executive Director for the Centre for Environmental Justice/Friends of the Earth Sri Lanka regarding their fight against the Colombo Port City Project in Sri Lanka. It appears that the project has been currently suspended.  Dear friends, We have files a legal case against the Chinese […]

  • Oceans and Deserts 2015: Charting Transdisciplinary Currents in Environment and Culture within the Arts and Sciences


    Another great event this week @ The University of Arizona! Date(s): Friday, March 6, 2015 – 12:00pm – Saturday, March 7, 2015 – 5:00pm Location: Union Kiva Room, Student Union Memorial Center Keynote Addresses: Dr. Joellen Russell & Dr. Eva Hayward This event is free and open to the public. See […]

  • Kiel Ocean Sustainability Science Symposium (4-6 March 2015)


    The Symposium brings together scientists and practition­ers concerned with sustainable ocean development. Early career scientists and established experts from a broad range of disciplines will exchange their views on: Ocean sustainability, ocean conservation, ocean resources, ocean governance and outreach & arts. For more information visit the website of the Symposium. […]

  • Final Declaration 10th Asia- Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) – Milan, Italy


    We, over 400 women and men, representing social movements, people’s organisations and citizens from 42 countries across Asia and Europe joined together from the 10th to 12th October 2014 in Milan, Italy at the 10th Asia Europe People’s Forum under the title “Towards a Just and Inclusive Asia and Europe: […]

  • Ocean grabbing: a new wave of twenty first century enclosures


    Published in Open Democracy on the 17th October 2014. By Nick Buxton, Carsten Pedersen and Mads Christian Barbesgaard Not only are the small-scale fisher communities best placed to ensure food sovereignty, but they are also the starting point for any serious transition towards an ecologically and socially just food regime. We […]

  • Seth Macinko – Has the Leopard Changed its Spots? Some thoughts on the challenges awaiting small scale fisheries


    University of Rhode Island Associate Professor Seth Macinko delivering his keynote speech to the delegates of the 6th World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) General Assembly.

  • The Global Ocean Grab


    A new report, The Global Ocean Grab, was published by the Transnational Institute, Masifundise andAfrika Kontakt together with WFFP. The term ‘ocean grabbing’ aims to cast new light on important processes that are negatively affecting the people and communities whose way of life and cultural identity depend on small-scale fishing and related activities. Small-scale fishers and fishing […]

  • Massaging the misery: Recent approaches to fisheries governance and the betrayal of small-scale fisheries


    Authors : Anthony Davis1, Kenneth Ruddle2 1Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Canada 2 Research Center for Resources and Rural Development, Hanoi, Vietnam Abstract Common assertions about the benefits for small-scale fisheries under co-management and human rights approaches become untenable in the context of neoliberalism, because they facilitate […]