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small-scale fisheries Archive

  • The Privatization of Chile’s Sea


    A series of protests have erupted across Chile over the past year regarding a law that will impact the country’s fishing industry. Proponents say the law is needed in order to protect depleted fish reserves and ensure the sustainability of the industry, but opponents say the law seeks to privatize […]

  • The Crisis of Small-Scale Fishing in Latin America


    By Alejandro Camargo Fishing is a risky activity per se. Hurricanes, storms, and rough waters are a constant hazard for thousands of men and women whose livelihoods depend on the water. Yet political and economic forces on different levels currently present a more dramatic and far-reaching threat to small-scale fishing in […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • Enclosing the Sea. Remaking Work and Leisure Spaces on the Naples Waterfront, 1870–1900


    By Marco Armiero In Radical History Review 2011 Volume 2011, Number 109: 13-35   Abstract: At the end of nineteenth century, the city of Naples, Italy was hit by a cholera epidemic that affected the fishers’ neighborhoods that lined the seaboard with special intensity. As a consequence of the epidemic, the area was transformed from […]

  • Selling Off the Ocean? Mankind’s Common Heritage


    This is a very interesting article from the non-Governmental Organization SlowFish, an initiative that promotes artisanal fishing and neglected fish species and which inspires reflection on the state and management of the sea’s resources. Like the atmosphere or the universe, the sea is an open space which, beyond coastal waters, […]

  • Ocean-grabbing threatens the food security of entire communities


    by Olivier De Schutter. Source: The Ecologist Olivier De Schutter warns that the current state of the marine environment signals not a future ecological disaster, but one that is already with us. All over the world, food systems and the ecosystems they rely on are coming under pressure from the […]