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Report of the Proceedings: Enhancing Capacities of Fishing Communities: ICSF-BOBLME Sub-regional Dialogue on Labour, Migration and Fisheries Management
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Report of the Proceedings


Enhancing Capacities of Fishing Communities: ICSF-BOBLME
Sub-regional Dialogue on Labour, Migration and Fisheries Management


This report on the “Sub-regional Dialogue on Labour, Migration and Fisheries Management”,
held at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, from 11 to 13 December 2013, highlights
the issue of migrant labour on board fishing vessels and the problems migrant workers face in
their workaday lives. This report will be useful for students, researchers, activists and anyone
else interested in matters related to fisheries and small-scale fishing communities.

Annex III : Prospectus

Enhancing Capacities of Fishing Communities: ICSF-BOBLME Sub-regional Dialogue on Labour, Migration and Fisheries Management

 

BRIEFING NOTE

BACKGROUND

1. A scoping study undertaken by the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem (BOBLME) Project[1] has drawn attention to poor conditions of work and safety in marine fishing in the Bay of Bengal region and has recommended a fisheries action programme to protect the rights of migrant fishers and to improve their working conditions. Social protection, however, cannot be pursued in isolation. The purpose of the Sub-regional Dialogue on labour, migration and fisheries management, therefore, is to seek coherence between sea safety, labour conditions, and conservation and management measures in order to integrate economic, social and environmental aspects and to recognize their inter-linkages in the context of Southeast Asian fisheries. This will be undertaken within the framework of a human-rights-based approach to fisheries, consistent with the guiding principles of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries (FAO-VGSSF). Integration of economic, social and environmental dimensions is expected to help achieve sustainable development in all its dimensions. The Dialogue will explore how coherence, if...