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small-scale fisheries 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 Small scale fisheries are crucial for the social and economic well-being of coastal communities. But […]

  • 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 […]

  • Police raze Beirut fishermen homes

    Reclaim the Sea has been following closely the developments around the story of the Dalieh, the last section of the seashore in Beirut which has not been privatized. Only a few days ago, RTS re-posted the story of the fishermen of Raouché and the difficulties they face as there is […]

  • The Fishermen of Raouché (Lebanon)

    A beautiful but sad description about the difficulties faced by the last remaining fishers of Raouché, an unspoilt part of Beirut’s coastline defined by natural rock formations that protrude from the sea like two white beacons. Raouché is part of the Daliyeh (Dalieh), a small peninsula and one of the few remaining public spaces […]

  • Information System for Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF)

    The research network Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) has recently launched its Information System on Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF), the first interactive global repository of small-scale fisheries, providing information on key characteristics of this sector in various locations around the world, as well as synthesized knowledge about their importance, contributions and potentials. As […]

  • Pirate Fishing – An Interactive Investigation

    Aljazeera created a game that helps understand IUU fishing and its impact on coastal communities in Africa. Visit the website and explore this interactive investigation into the multi-million dollar illegal fishing trade.  

  • Tragedy of the few? A political ecology perspective of the right to the sea: The Cyprus marine aquaculture sector

    Maria Hadjimichael (1,2); Adriana Bruggeman (1); Manfred A. Lange (1) 1 Cyprus Institute, 20 Konstantinou Kavafi Street, 2121 Aglantzia, Nicosia, Cyprus 2 IFM Aalborg, Department of Development and Planning, Skibrogade 5, DK-9000 Aalborg, Denmark Abstract Marine aquaculture accounts for approximately one third of human consumption of fish, and its further […]

  • Stealing from the poor (documentary)

    A documentary by Exandas Have you ever asked yourself where does the fish you eat come from? If you had, you would be controlling a huge pirate industry which commits a crime in your dish! The ever-rising demand for fish in the international market has driven European and Asian fishing […]