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Issue No:72
  • :0973–1121
  • :January
  • :2016

Journal Entry

I am encouraged when I see a dozen villagers drawn to Walden Pond to spend a day in fishing through the ice, and suspect that I have more fellows than I knew, but I am disappointed and surprised to find that they lay so much stress on the fish which they catch or fail to catch, and on nothing else, as if there were nothing else to be caught.
 
— by Henry David Thoreau

 

UGANDA
Fighting HIV and AIDS................................ 4
African fisherfolk suffering from HIV are subject
to stigma, denigration and disempowerment

REPORT
For the love of oceans............................... 7
A recent conference discussed the role of
the seafood industry in social development

PACIFIC ISLANDS
Next to slavery........................................ 10
Workers on vessels in the Pacific tuna fishery
endure bad living and working conditions

INTERVIEW
Youth power............................................. 13
Michael Rojas, from Costa Rica, says youth
can be encouraged to pursue responsible fisheries

CAMBODIA
Towards a modern commons.................. 15
The Community Fisheries organizations in
Cambodia are examples of good management

EUROPE
New, but long overdue............................ 20
Small-scale fishers in Europe have launched
a low-impact fishing platform for their interests

REPORT
This time for Africa !............................... 23
Africa’s artisanal fishers emerge from
the shadows to forge a common front

ANALYSIS
Towards food sovereignty...................... 26
The focus now should be on achieving food
sovereignty for small-scale fishing communities

ANALYSIS
The beauty of the small.......................... 30
On the Voluntary Guidelines...

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