• Pacific Islands: 30 by 30

      Govan, Hugh (2020)
      Renewed calls for marine conservation must not bulldoze the democratic route that has allowed small island nations to improve fisheries and incomes without damaging the marine ecology. I wanted to share some concerns regarding the danger that threatens to disrupt the management of the Pacific Islands’ signature fisheries and main independent source of income. There have been renewed calls for 30 per cent marine protected areas (MPAs) that sound suspiciously over-simplistic. Community-conserved areas come at many scales and the Pacific Islands’ chances of ensuring a multinational indigenous conserved area are threatened.
    • Pacific Islands: Next to slavery

      Kailola, Patricia (2016)
      Workers and crew on board vessels in the Pacific tuna fishery rarely enjoy the right to decent living and working conditions...
    • Pakistan - dams: the long march

      Bhatti, Roshan Ali (2018)
      A Peoples Long March against dams on the Indus River, organized by the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, earned widespread support and solidarity from the fishing and peasant community of Sindh
    • Pedagogy: training, a guide to stand by

      Seufert, Philip (2016)
      The People’s Manual on the Guidelines on Governance of Land, Fisheries and Forests is a useful tool for civil society organizations.
    • Peru: labour, against the current

      Sueiro, Juan Carlos; Pajuelo, Melanie (2017)
      The range of diversity of geography, gear and techniques of fishing in Peru forces the country's small-sale fishers to grapple with difficult working conditions.
    • Philippines: SSF, clear and present danger

      Lacsamana-Umengan, Dinna (2018)
      Despite good policies and programmes, the Philippines struggles with illegal, destructive and unsustainable practices and use of coastal resources and fisheries
    • Philippines: tuna fishers, pillars of decent work

      Peji, Brenalyn A. (2017)
      A study on decent work of tuna handline fishermen in the Philippines calls for policy interventions to ensure their rights.
    • Poverty: come together

      Jentoft, Svein (2018)
      Only collective action in small-scale fisheries can overcome the problems of poverty, marginalization, insecure tenure rights and powerlessness.
    • Puerto Rico: Hurricane Maria, mortal embrace

      Toro, María Suárez (2018)
      Conflicting forces of nature, alongside the ecological intervention of traditional fishermen, helped mitigate the destruction wrought in Puerto Rico by Hurricane María
    • Redeeming small-scale fishers

      International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) (2016)
      Greater visibility and recognition of inland fisheries could redeem small-scale fishers and fishworkers from being amongst the most impoverished class of community.
    • Report: building back better

      Lakshmi, Ahana (2018)
      On 29 November 2017, a deep depression, detected in the Indian Ocean southwest of Sri Lanka, rapidly intensified into a cyclonic storm off the coast of Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the Union Territory of Lakshadweep Islands in India. Cyclone Ockhi, as it was named, took the life of over 350 people – nearly all fishers from the southern states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala – injured many others and damaged fishing vessels and gear. Unlike previous cyclones, Ockhi’s impact was felt almost entirely at sea.
    • Report: expanding the horizons

      Quist, Cornelie; Nayak, Nalini (2019)
      Nalini Nayak and Cornelie Quist reflect on the 7th Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF7), held in Bangkok during 18-21 October 2018. Having been pioneers in the setting up of the Women in Fisheries (WIF) Programme of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) 25 years ago, and having been actively involved since then in gender issues in fisheries, we were particularly attracted to GAF7. Its theme was ‘Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture: Expanding the Horizons’. It promised a thinking that will go beyond descriptive papers on what women do in fisheries and gender-disaggregated data, to a more in-depth feminist analysis. We, therefore, decided to organize a workshop and share the long work of ICSF’s WIF Programme and the tools of feminist analysis of fisheries we had used. Our proposal to organise such a workshop aimed at deepening feminist perspectives in fisheries was accepted and hence we went to Bangkok.
    • Report: For the love of oceans

      Schärer, René (2016)
    • Review: A brave start

      Williams, Meryl J. (2019)
      Pacific Handbook for Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture Barclay K., Leduc B., Mangubhai S. and Donato-Hunt C. (eds.). 2019. First edition Noumea, New Caledonia: Pacific Community. 80 pages. Published by the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC), this handbook was jointly produced under the direction of the SPC Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division and the Social Development Programme. The target readership is the staff of fisheries agencies in Pacific Island countries. The leaders of these agencies discussed the handbook on the occasion of its release in March at the biennial regional Heads of Fisheries meeting in Noumea, New Caledonia.
    • Review: Books: Blue justice

      Berkes, Fikret (2020)
      In this book, Svein Jentoft argues, with concise and precise logic, that we should not lose sight of communities when extending our perspective to the world of fisheries at large Life above Water: Essays on Human Experiences of Small-Scale Fisheries. TBTI Global Book Series 1, 2019
    • Roundup: news, events, briefings and more

      International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (2016)
    • Roundup: news, events, briefings and more

      International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (2016)
    • Roundup: news, events, briefings and more

      International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) (2017)
    • Roundup: news, events, briefings and more

      International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) (2018)
    • Roundup: news, events, briefings and more

      International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) (2017)