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Issue No:56
  • :0973–1121
  • :July
  • :2010

The Fisherwoman
The fisherwoman
in her boat
under the sky,
deep blue above,
deep blue below,
hat
salty, skin
rippled,
waiting,
the fisherwoman
sings.

A soft song
o my love, o my lord,
carry me, float me, rock me, rescue me
a soft song for the fish and the sky
and the broad ocean and all the things on islands
that call to her.

Buildings, streets, people, suits
on green islands
across the ancient ocean,
the endless sleeping sea.

Through the light she sees the islands
and the fish watch
and wait.

—Janet Jackson

REPORT
Gender agenda............................................... 4
Report of a workshop on lives and livelihoods
of women in fishing communities

REPORT
All the fish are dead...................................... 14
The recent BP oil spill shows how dependence
on fossil fuel can create problems

REPORT
New sense of urgency................................... 17
A recent biodiversity meet witnessed
a renewed sense of urgency for real solutions

RESPONSE
From fishing to speculation.......................... 21
Individual transferable quotas have transformed
Danish fisheries into a casino economy

ANALYSIS
Winning with certification............................. 26
The Marine Stewardship Council is making
progress with small-scale fisheries

REPORT
A fisheye view.............................................. 32
An international film festival was held at
Lorient, France, during 10-13 March 2010

REPORT
Seeking protection....................................... 37
A recent workshop in South Africa focused
on communities and marine protected areas

REVIEW
Marginalized histories.................................. 43
A book on the Mukkuvar fishers of
Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India

SEYCHELLES
Labels from paradise................................... 46
The artisanal fishermen of the Seychelles

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