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  • A case for a human rights-based approach to Indian aquaculture systems: A literature review.

    Koshy, Neena Elizabeth (International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)India, 2021-12)
    Aquaculture is the new sunrise sector with respect to ­fish production. Developing countries of Asia are the world leaders, with a large population dependent on the sector. Though a plethora of literature is available on aquaculture, there is a lacuna with regards to speci­fic studies on the human rights aspects of the same. This study is an effort to bring focus on this void and the facets that need to be examined if aquaculture is to become sustainable and is able to contribute towards various sustainable development goals as envisaged. As the human dependence on the sector is very high, the study emphasises the need and importance of placing a human rights-based framework at the centre stage of future growth of aquaculture in India. This will steer the development towards an environmentally sound and socially just path, a prerequisite for the sector. the objective of the study is to understand the strengths of legislation, guidelines, schemes and other government documents with regard to the defence of human rights; review and analyse the environmental and social impacts of aquaculture systems as seen in the literature review; and to suggest a set of recommendations that could help ­fill the gaps in the current systems as identi­fied by this study. The monograph will be of use to researchers, scientists, fishworker organisations, environmentalists and anyone interested in aquaculture development in India.
  • Handbook on Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for small-scale fishing communities

    Rajagopalan, Ramya; The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF); Crocevia (International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)The Netherlands, 2022)
    This Handbook, developed by ICSF and Crocevia, describes the components of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and provides an overview of its programmes, targets and commitments on aquatic, marine and coastal biodiversity. Using illustrative examples, the Handbook aims to help fishing communities and their supporters to understand the important links between biodiversity and human rights in small-scale fisheries. It also recommends actions for these stakeholders to negotiate a just and equitable outcome from international and national processes to put biodiversity on a path to recovery for the benefit of people and the planet. This handbook is useful for fishworker organizations, civil society organizations and others working on issues related to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, in line with the FAO Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines and the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • A review of governance and tenure in inland capture fisheries and aquaculture systems of India

    Kelkar, Nachiket; Arthur, Robert I.; The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) (International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)India, 2022)
    This situation paper is a background document that summarizes the diversity, complexity, and relevance of tenure systems, rights, and the institutional management of inland fisheries in India. The paper is prepared on the occasion of the ICSF Workshop on Improving Inland Fisheries Governance in India, held at Seva Kendra, Kolkata, on 6th-7th September 2019, in which the objective was to discuss the draft National Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy, Govt. of India, 2019, in relation to the human-rights focus of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines on Small-Scale Fisheries.
  • Covid response 2020: ICSF’s Newsletter on covid-19 emergency assistance to small-scale fishing communities in India

    The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) (International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)India, 2020)
    The World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March, 2020. Two weeks later, a nationwide lockdown was announced in India, to ensure consistency in the application and implementation of pandemic control measures. The lockdown adversely affected numerous fishers and fishworkers and their families. Being contact-intensive, small-scale fisheries were particularly hit hard, especially in the marine sector across India, as is evident from the stories carried in this newsletter. ICSF Trust undertook relief work among marginalized marine and inland small-scale fishing communities in the states of West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Maharashtra. ICSF worked through credible civil society organizations (CSOs) mainly in the form of providing sanitary masks, provisions for cooking and cash assistance in a targeted manner. These efforts followed a groundup approach whereby each CSO applied its own criteria to identify beneficiaries in consultation with local communities. This newsletter provides vignettes of ICSF’s relief work, how the beneficiaries in each state were identified and what form of assistance was offered. The relief work also brought to light the impact of Cyclone Amphan that befell the eastern seaboard of India from 16 – 21 May, 2020. The double whammy literally devastated these precarious communities: thatch and tin roof houses, and other assets such as craft and gear were blown away during the cyclone, exacerbating the vulnerabilities of fishing communities amidst a COVID-19 lockdown.
  • Reemplazo de alto porcentaje de harina de pescado por ensilados pesqueros en dietas extrusadas para Clarias gariepinus.

    Llanes-Iglesias, José; Parisi, Giuliana (2021)
    Un total de 270 alevines (10,7 ± 0,06 g de peso promedio) se distribuyeron al azar en tres tratamientos con tres repeticiones, según diseño completamente aleatorizado, para evaluar el remplazo de alto porcentaje de harina de pescado (HP) por ensilados de subproductos pesqueros (EP) en dietas extrusadas para Clarias gariepinus. Los tratamientos fueron el pienso para alevinaje de bagres con 25 % de HP (control) y dos dietas alternativas con 10 % (base seca) de EP; uno preparado con ácido sulfúrico al 98 % y el otro con ácido fórmico. Los animales se alimentaron durante 60 días. No se encontraron diferencias en los pesos finales (66,63 g; 66,27 g y 70,71 g) y conversión alimentaria (1,18; 1,18 y 1,15). Sin embargo, se encontraron diferencias (p = 0,001) para la eficiencia proteica entre la dieta con HP (2,34) y los EP (3,09 y 3,18). Las supervivencias fueron excelentes en todos los tratamientos (> 96,66 %). El análisis económico mostró que las utilidades con los ensilados (US $ 2 534,22/t y US $ 2 430,05/t) fueron superiores al control (US $ 1 689,44/t). Se concluye que los ensilados químicos de subproductos pesqueros pueden remplazar elevado porcentaje de HP en dietas extrusadas para alevines de Clarias gariepinus, con un efecto económico positivo, al disminuir la importación de harina de pescado.

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