Aquaculture and its Genetic Resources: Corporations versus Communities Can Small Scale Fishing Communities benefit from Current Developments? by Susanne Gura

The present study was commissioned by the International Collective for the Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), an international NGO supporting small-scale fishworkers, whose mission is “to support fishing communities and fishworker organizations, and empower them to participate in fisheries from a perspective of decent work, equity, gender-justice, self-reliance and sustainability.” ICSF’s expressed interest in industrial aquaculture and its development is from the perspective of communities whose lives and livelihoods depend on activities related to small scale and artisanal fishing, and small-scale aquaculture. ICSF is interested to understand how developments in the aquaculture sector could affect the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of these communities, particularly their rights to life and livelihood.