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Issue No:79
  • :0973–1121
  • :August
  • :2018

Samudra Report No.79, August 2018


New laws in Canada for habitat protection, indigenous participation

A bill currently before the Canadian senate being heralded by environmental and Indigenous rights groups doesn’t go far enough, according to the organization that represents commercial fish harvesters in Labrador.

Bill C68 seeks to amend the Fisheries Act and other laws to increase protection of fish and fish habitats. If passed, it will, among other things, also explicitly require the minister to take into consideration the protection of Indigenous rights prior to making any decisions on fisheries law and incorporate traditional Indigenous knowledge into the decision-making process...


A vanishing way of life

plenty of studies have shown how mainstream conservation aims to protect ‘biodiversity hotspots’ but undermines the knowledge and culture of the people, often the poor and marginalized, who inhabit such hotspots. Indigenous fishing communities of Nepal provide just one example...

The Sonaha are a minority fishing community spread across Bardiya, Kailali and Kanchanpur districts. Their total population is just over...

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