Here, at last, in the Spring of 1988, is the English edition of our little journalborn to link all those who feel concerned for the fate of fishworkers round the world: small fishermen, fish processors and vendors, millions of men and women who so often must struggle to subsist but whose work is so important for Mankind.

We are not a mega-size conglomerate; we are simply a network of supporterspresently located in eighteen countries.

You will find that this first edition of SAMUDRA REPORT in bias towards Indiawhere, on Kerala’s sundrenched beaches, our organization was born. But rest assured that in our next edition, the focus will be on Africa and in the issue after that, on Latin-America…

So to all our friends, near and far, I send you greetings and good catch!

Pierre Gillet