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Issue No:85
  • :0976 1121
  • :May
  • :2021

Samudra Report No.85, May 2021


Latin America / Blue Economy

Baffling Shades of Blue

The much touted Blue Economy can easily become a new label to justify old injustices – or a means of addressing the concerns of small-scale fisheries

This article is by Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger (, PhD in environment and society, and Member, ICSF. It is based on a report edited by Gerhardinger and its co-authors are: Adrián Ribaric; Bianca Gabani Gimenez; Carlos Hidalgo Garrido; Deborah Santos Prado; Érica Silva Mendonça; Francisco Araos; Géssica Trevizan Pera; Gina Noriega Narváez; Isabela Figueroa; Jeremy Anbleyth-Evans; Lina M Saavedra-Díaz; Naetê Barbosa Lima Reis; Marcelo Aranda Stortti; Lucas Milani Rodrigues; Maciej John Wojciechowski; Paula Satizábal; Ricardo Alvarez Abel; Rogério Pereira de Campos; and Yulibeth Velásquez-Mendoza

There is so much talk of ‘Blue Economy’ and ‘Blue Growth’, much of which is confusing and contradictory, especially in terms of its impact on small-scale fishers. That is why the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) is preparing a regional diagnostic programme to enquire how the Blue Economy, in discourse and practice, plays out in 10 Latin American countries, from the perspective of artisanal and small-scale...

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