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Issue No:69
  • :0973–1121
  • :November
  • :2014

Over the Sea

Over the sea, quite near the shore, were trying to rise, one beyond another, at wider and wider intervals, vapours of a pitchy blackness but also of the polish and consistency of agate, of a visible weight, so much so that the highest among them, poised at the end of their contorted stem and overreaching the centre of gravity of the pile that had hitherto supported them, seemed on the point of bringing down in ruin this lofty structure already half the height of the sky, and of precipitating it into the sea.

— from Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust,
translated from the French by C K Scott Moncrieff

REPORT
A firm agenda............................................ 4
On the 41st session of the FAO’s
Committee on World Food Security

ANALYSIS
Falling through the net............................... 9
Fishers in South Africa have begun clamouring
for recognition of their human rights

COSTA RICA
A future commitment................................ 14
Costa Rica is working towards a national
policy for implementing the SSF Guidelines

CBD
An important platform.............................. 18
On the Sustainable Ocean Initiative
of the Convention on Biological Diversity

REPORT
Assert rights, restore dignity!.................... 21
On the 6th General Assembly of the
World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP)

ANALYSIS
Fishy aid.................................................. 25
In the world of fisheries aid it is imperative
to improve democratic accountability

INDIA
No clamming up........................................ 31
MSC has certified the fishery for short-necked
clams from the Ashtamudi estuary in India

REPORT
Fishing seriously....................................... 34
A recent workshop in Barbados focused on
issues related to fisherfolk in the Caribbean

GENDER
Still a long way to go.................................. 37
The 5th symposium on Gender in Aquaculture
and Fisheries examined...

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