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Issue No.51
  • :0973-1156
  • :April
  • :2016

Another International Women’s Day (March 8) has gone by, with significant achievements for women in the fisheries across the world. However, while we take stock of, and celebrate the achievements, we should also reflect on the long road of struggle ahead—a struggle for the rights of small-scale fisheries; for the rights of women engaged in fishing, fish trade and fish-work.

Women have always been the backbone of the small-scale fisheries sector across the world. However the contribution of women, both in economic and social terms, have been constantly undervalued.



Oceans, the Voice of the Invisible

The 56 min. film clearly brings out the double side of INGOs

This review is by Alain Le Sann (, Honorary Member, ICSF and translated by Daniele Le Sann

The documentary film “Oceans, the voice of the invisible” by film maker Mathilde Jounot, is a bold step in denouncing the role played by large international non-government organizations (INGOs) such as The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), in association with investment banks and multinational corporations, to control the oceans. The film clearly brings out the double speak of these organizations, and shows how artisanal fishworkers around the world can no longer be fooled by the rhetoric of these INGOs.

The idea of making the film to expose the dubious role of the INGOs came to Mathilde from her friend Robert Bouguéon, a Breton fisherman whom she met in 2015 when both happened to be on the same panel as jury members during the film festival “Fishermen of the World”.  He suggested to her to investigate the role of big INGOs in controlling the discour

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