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Issue No.64
  • :0973-1156
  • :November
  • :2021

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 64, November 2021


Vital ocean voices

An online anthology produced by Greenpeace consisting of writing, films, animation and poems that document efforts of ocean protection

 By Vandana Babu Menon (, Media Professional and Content Writer, Bengaluru, India

Be it the seven year-old Kylian who helped stop the spread of an oil spill in Mauritius, or Madame Kokoly, an artisanal fisher who relies on the ocean for survival or Aurelie, a scientist whose father is a Mauritian fisherman - Vital Ocean Voices gives voice to the many stories of ocean protection and human courage among coastal communities.

A Greenpeace project that aims to support and amplify local communities in sharing their stories of ocean protection, Vital Ocean Voices brings to life these stories in many forms - as videos, poems, animations, and writings, the voices in the film capturing the transformation of livelihoods over the years.

It explores the intimate relationship that the land and we humans share with the ocean. It also paints a grim picture of the disastrous impacts th