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Issue No:73
  • :0973–1121
  • :April
  • :2016

Dawn at Sea

The water by the sun’s first rays
is friendly, soft, serene,
An orange glow enhanced by haze
surrenders things unseen.

A white sail as the mist unfurls
takes shape above a sloop,
A startled fish sends up great swirls
The bait fish jump and sea birds swoop.

This moment strangely mystical
Is salve upon my soul
A phenomenon unequaled
by man’s most lofty goal.

Surely Heaven abounds with
such evanescent majesty
to savour like a heady wine
for all eternity.

A honking horn, a barking dog
assails my ears from shore
to herald life’s realities
Another dawn is o’er.

— Jack Jay Burns

INDIA
A casual approach.................................. 4
The construction of a port in Hazira, India,
has raised concerns within fishing communities

COSTA RICA
Sailing from a good port.......................... 7
A Central American regional workshop on
the SSF Guidelines sought binding commitment

REPORT
Towards blue growth.............................. 10
A consultation workshop in East Africa
recognized the role of SSF Guidelines

ALGERIA
Looking ahead....................................... 14
A regional conference in Algiers sought ways
to fructify the principles of the SSF Guidelines

REPORT
Better understanding needed................... 19
On how small-scale fishers in the Near East and
North Africa need to address the SSF Guidelines

REPORT
In one voice............................................. 23
Women fishworkers in Kerala, India, voice
concerns about their lives and livelihoods

NORWAY
Land ahoy !.............................................. 27
The Norwegian Maritime Authority has a
mandate to raise safety-at-sea standards

REPORT
A vision for Southeast Asia........................ 31
A Bali workshop discussed measures to
support the implementation of the SSF Guidelines

REPORT
Moving on................................................ 37
A Colombo meet discussed the...

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