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Issue No.19
  • :August
  • :2005

Yemaya 19 carries writeups from countries like Sri Lanka, Chile , Asia, Thailand etc

Book / Globalization

Changing Tides: Gender, Fisheries and Globalization

By Barbara Neis, Marian Binkley, Siri Gerrard and Christina Maneschy (Eds.), Fernwood Publishing, April 2005

Fisheries are among the most globalized economic sectors in the world. Relying largely on wild resources and employing millions of people and feeding many millions more, fisheries provide a unique vantage point from which to view contemporary globalization, which is co-occurring with a major ecological revolution triggered by resource degradation and associated with the development of intensive aquaculture. Globalization is intensifying the export orientation and use of joint ventures between rich and poor countries in fisheries. International organizations such as the International Monetary Fund are pressuring many debtor countries to exchange access to their fishery resources for access to foreign exchange, constraining their ability to limit external ownership and the export of resources, and threatening local fishery employment and food self-sufficiency.

Changing Tides brings together contributions from researchers and community workers from 13 countries of the world. Juxtaposing academic case studies with ac