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The Troubled Waters of Traditional Fishing

Published in November 2001

On the one hand, this Proposal Paper shows the importance of traditional fishing in human nutrition and on the other hand, it reports on the risks that this sector is facing as a consequence not only of development policies that marginalize it but also of the exhaustion of resources due to industrial fishing.

The traditional-fishing sector contributes crucially to human nutrition and to social and economic progress. Women play a very important role in it although they do not always show up in official statistics. Despite all of this, the the traditional-fishing sector is not recongized as it should be. It remains marginalized or excluded by a number of organizations responsible for the elaboration of development policies.
Moreover, traditional activity is facing the progressive reduction of its piscatorial resources because it is in competition with industrial fishing, which operates in the same places, absorbs the same resources, and uses the same markets but in completely unfair conditions.
Proposals: To reduce the gap separating the countries of the North and those of the South in terms of consumption of fish and piscatorial resources. To consider fish not as a resource aiming to generate currency in international trade but as a source of food and well-being for humans. To develop models of sustainable aquaculture and to limit industrial aquaculture.

Coordinated by ...

- International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)

Havana group, constituent assembly process of the World Forum of Artisanal Fish Harvesters

Site - International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)


Topics Included

fisheries . sustainable development . women . world

Workgroup Papers

Go ! Conceiving Tomorrow’s City: What City Dwellers Say
Go ! Family Farmers Facing the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Go ! From the Conversion of the Arm Industries to the Search for Security
Go ! Land Policies and Land Reform
Go ! Law and Global Governance
Go ! Local Authorities or Local Facilitation
Go ! Principles of Governance for the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Redefining Global Governance to Meet the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Go ! Social Leaders in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Proposals
Go ! State and Development
Go ! The Military and Peace Building
Go ! The Territory, a Place of Relations: Toward a Community of Linkage and Sharing
Go ! The Troubled Waters of Traditional Fishing
Go ! Urban Violence

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