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04/09/12

Fishermen, the Earth and the Sea: rights and responsibilities

Written in 2001 and published in the journal Economics and Humanism, this article by Alain Le Sann of the Fishermen and Development Collective is surprising for its topicality and offers a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of the situation that fishermen face the world over.

 

 
     
     
 

14/08/12

Linking health and sustainability

When ordering seafood, the options are many and so are some of the things you might consider in what you order. Is your fish healthy? Is it safe? Is it harvested responsibly? A group of researchers have found a simple rule of thumb applies.

 
     
     
 

09/08/12

Denomination: Juan Fernández

The fishers of spiny lobster and golden crab on the Pacific island of Robinson Crusoe, Slow Food Presidium since 2005, have received a Denomination of Origin for their products...

 

 
     
     
 

07/07/12

Small-scale fishing? Or artisanal fishing?

Reacting to what it sees as an oversimplification of the issue, the Collectif Pêche et Développement organization brings us an interesting analisis on the definition of small-scale fisheries, as well as the consequences such a definition might lead to.

 

 

 

 
     
     
 

05/07/12

Factory-Fed Fish: Monsanto and Cargill's Plan for the Ocean

Recent article of Common Dreams describes how agribusiness behemoths including Monsanto and Cargill are set to cash in big from industrial fish farming or "aquaculture" as the soy industry spreads its reign to the seas, a new report from environmental and consumer watchdogs shows.

 

 
     
     
 

29/06/12

Boston Fish Party

Good news from the North Atlantic Marine Alliance: a 70+ year prohibition against locally-caught seafood at farmers markets ended.

 

 

 

 

 
     
     
 

22/06/12

Small is Beautiful, but fluffy round the edges

An interesting analysis, by Brian O'Riordan, Secretary, ICSF Belgium Office, on the challenges of defining small-scale fisheries

 
     
     
 

14/06/12

Bringing an Ecological Conscience to Senegals Government

Haïdar El Ali, a member of the Slow Fish and Terra Madre network, has been appointed as the new Minister of Ecology in Senegal

 
     
     
 

13/06/12

Unity in Diversity

FAO Voluntary Guidelines to Secure Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries (VG-SSF) promise an overarching framework that recognizes the rights of fishing communities to life and livelihood

 
     
     
 

12/06/12

Slow Sea Land

This weekend the historic fishing and agricultural town of Mazara del Vallo in southwestern Sicily hosted the first edition of Slow Sea Land, an event dedicated to celebrating quality food production across Sicily and the Mediterranean...

 

 
     
     
 

04/06/12

Fishing season in Istanbul

For the last two years, Fikir Sahibi Damaklar, one of Istanbul's convivia, has been raising awareness about the problems facing the resources of the Bosphorus, the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara.

 
     
     
 

21/05/12

Guidelines for small-scale fisheries

Organizations in the Terra Madre network and fishers involved in the Slow Fish campaign participated in a workshop on the FAO's voluntary guidelines for small-scale fisheries, in Copenhagen in March. Brian O'Riordan from the ICSF explains why these guidelines should be applied to small-scale fisheries in the EU.

 
     
     
 

25/04/12

A Half Attempt

Niaz Dory, director of the North Altlantic Marine Alliance, reacts to what she calls Whole Food's half attempt, following the distributor's declaration that it would stop selling red-listed fish.

 

 

 

 
     
     
 

16/04/12

Sustainable prawns, at a price

Australian food writer Rachel Lebihan draws our attention on how interesting, and challenging, it is to source sustainable shrimps in Sydney, Australia.

 
     
     
 

20/03/12

CPF: Tackling Discards On Fishery Basis

The expected attempt to block the discard ban through a declaration in Council never happened. Instead, ministers today held a long discussion on different approaches on how to reduce discards. See the Videos from the meeting.

 

 
     


   
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