Human Rights and Fisheries

Rights First, Rights Forever: Small-scale fisheries and fishing communities from a human-rights perspective - A collection of articles from SAMUDRA Report

Africa:Testing transparency by Andre Standing

Algeria: Looking ahead

Asia, Africa and Latin America: Towards synthesis by Chandrika Sharma

Australia: Caring for saltwater country by Rod Kennett

Bangladesh: A Voice for the coast by Md. Mujibul Haque Munir

Bangladesh: Small is nutritional by Neena Koshy

Brazil:  Staking claims by Naina Pierri

Brazil: Uniting for change by Beatriz Mesquita Jardim Pedrosa

Brazil: Fishing for rights by Sebastian Mathew

Brazil: A historic victory by Rene Scharer 

Cambodia: Coming together to fish by Mina Hori

Cambodia: A Community future by John Kurien

Canada: All together by Christian Brun 

Canada: Good for nothing?  by Marc Allain

Caribbean Islands: Fishing seriously by Mitchell Lay 

Caribbean Islands: Networking for partnerships by Mitchell Lay

Central America: Unity in diversity by Brian O’Riordan

Chile: Fishing for answers by Brian O’Riordan

Chile: Rebel with a cause by Patricio Igor Melillanca

Chile: Not so rosy by Juan Carlos Cardenas

Chile: Defending the sea by Eliab Viguera

Chile: Tsunami recovery by Billy Ernst

Chile: Seismic shock by Brian O’Riordan

Chile: Successful experiment? J.M. (Lobo) Orensanz

Chile: Supporting the struggle by Brian O’ Riordan 

Chile: Gains and challenges by Natalia Tavares de Azevedo

Chile: Mapuche: People of the land and sea by Patricio Igor Melillanca 

China: Contributing significantly by Quan Wang 

Costa Rica: Giving back to the sea 

Costa Rica: Securing small-scale fisheries  

Costa Rica: Beyond Bangkok 

Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama: Regional study on social dimensions of MPA practice in Central America-Cases studies from Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama, March 2013 

Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama: Small-scale Fishing in indigenous territories of Central America: Governance, tenure and sustainable management of marine resources, 2016

Denmark: From fishing to speculation by Knud Andersen

Denmark: Sharing the wealth by Mogens Schou

East Africa: Towards blue growth by Editrudith Lukanga

Europe: Fairness or efficiency? by Jeppe Host

Europe: Catch shares Razzmatazz by Yann Yvergniaux

France: Looking back, looking ahead by Antoine Fry

France: Fishing sustainably by Bastien Malgrange

Honduras: Living the learning by Brian O'Riordan

India: A Casual approach  by Krithika Dinesh

India:Towards food sovereignty by Radha Gopalan

India: A Huge struggle by Mariette Correa

India: The Beauty of the Small by John Kurien

India: Strength in unity by Christel Grimund

India:A Just victory

India: Guiding small-scale fisheries  by Sumana Narayanan

India: Still a long way to go by Katia Frangoudes

India: Community concerns by Sumana Narayanan

India: Taking the next steps by Seema Shenoy

India:A Collective voice by Sebastian Mathew

India: A Bottom-up, pro-fisher policy by ICSF

India: Gender agenda by Harini Kumar

India: Managing to Benefit by Ramya Rajagopalan

India:  In one voice by Nalini Nayak

India: Neobondage by Arulmozhi Varman

India: Shelter from the storm by Annie George

India: Tug-of-War by Aarthi Sridhar

Indonesia: Better fishing, better living by Sebastian Mathew

Indonesia: Seize the opportunity by M Riza Damanik

Indonesia: A Vision for Southeast Asia

Indonesia: “Pay for it” by Suwiryo Ismail 

Japan: Humans and the sea by Nobuyuki Yagi

Mauritania: Fair, sustainable? by Sumana Narayanan

Mexico: Caught up in change by Julia Fraga

Myanmar: Fighting against ruin  by Yin Nyein and Thant Zin Phyo

Myanmar:A New beginning by Nalini Nayak

New Zealand: The other story by Leith Duncan

Near East and North Africa: Better understanding needed by Abdellatif Belkouch

Nigeria: Together against pirates by  B B Solarin and O A Ayinla

Pakistan: Not a rosy picture by Tayyaba Ahmed 

Peru: Diversionary tactics by Juan Carlos Sueiro C

Philippines: Life after yolanda by Dinna Lacsamana Umengan

Senegal: Russian roulette by Beatrice Gorez

Seychelles: Labels from paradise by Virginie Lagarde

Sierra Leone: Clear challenges, options by Thomas E.A. Lebbie

Somalia: Pirates or saviours of the coast?  by Andrew Mwangura

South Africa : Spreading the net by Jackie Sunde

South Africa: Falling through the net  by Jackie Sunde

South Africa: Improvident law by Janani R Ganesan

South Africa: Living off the land by Jackie Sunde

South Africa: A Giant leap by Naseegh Jaffer

South Africa: Mere window dressing by Oliver SchuItz

South Africa: Recasting the net by Jackie Sunde

South Africa: Women’s net worth by Jackie Sunde 

South Africa: Aren’t we missing something? by Jackie Sunde 

South Africa: “Small fry” by Jackie Sunde

South Africa: Interview with Solene Smith, Coastal links leader, Langebaan by Jackie Sunde 

South Africa: Women in fisheries in Africa by Serge Raemaekers 

South Africa: Women in fisheries in Africa, 1999-2015 by Jackie Sunde 

South Africa: Righting gender injustices by Jackie Sunde

South Korea: Clamming down by Sun-Ae

Sri Lanka: Disaster capitalism? by Herman Kumara 

Sri Lanka: Widows’ struggles in post-war Sri Lanka by Cornelie Quist

Sudan: Building Partnerships  by Gareth Johnstone

Timor-Leste: Working together by Crispen Wilson

Taiwan:United we fight by Nalini Nayak

Tanzania: Learning, sharing, acting by Lorna Slade

The Netherlands: A Management fantasy? by Arjan Heinen

Thailand: Migrant but human by Sebastian Mathew

Thailand: Towards synthesis by Chandrika Sharma

Thailand: Securing small-scale fisheries by Sebastian Mathew

Thailand and Myanmar: An Enabling environment by Mariette Correa

Uganda: Fighting HIV and AIDS by David Gisselquist

Uganda,Tanzania and Kenya: Precarious perch by Simon  Collery

United Kingdom: At a crossroads by David Symes

USA(Alaska): From the heart by Paula Cullenberg

USA: Exercising sovereignty on the sea by Paul Molyneaux 

Vietnam: Small-scale hopes by Than Thi Hien

West Africa : Fishy aid by Andre Standing

West Africa: Small and mighty 

General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM): Harmonizing rights by S.H.Marashi

Contributing significantly by Naseegh Jaffer

Small-scale fisheries upfront  by Chandrika Sharma

A Human-rights moment by Jean-Marie Kagabo

The next steps by Nicole Franz

Sticky issues by Chandrika Sharma

Small-scale focus by Chandrika Sharma  

Protect rights of women survivors by APWLD 

Securing fundamental freedoms by Jackie Sunde

Beyond lip service by Chandrika Sharma 

Through the gender lens: A gender analysis of the voluntary guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication by Cornelie Quist 

Women in today’s fisheries economy by Meryl Williams 

Women’s future in fishing by Daniele Le Sauce 

Other Resources

Report of the proceedings enhancing capacities of fishing communities: ICSF-BOBLME Sub-regional dialogue on labour, migration and fisheries management by Lean Deleon and Sebastian Mathew, December 2013

International workshop on towards socially just and sustainable fisheries: ICSF workshop on implementing the FAO voluntary guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication (SSF Guidelines) by Seema Shenoy and Sumana Narayanan , July 2014

Report of the ICSF-BOBLME India (East Coast) workshop: Implementing the FAO voluntary guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication (SSF Guidelines) by  Seema Shenoy, March 2015 

WFF-WFFP-ICSF-CIC: National workshop on capacity-building for the implementation of the voluntary guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries (SSF Guidelines) by Mariette Correa, March 2016

International legal instruments relevant to fisheries and fishing communities: Human rights,food Security, women and development by Ramya Rajagopalan and Ahana Lakshmi

International legal instruments relevant to fisheries and fishing communities: Environment and sustainable development by Ramya Rajagopalan and Ahana Lakshmi

International legal instruments relevant to fisheries and fishing communities: Oceans and Fisheries Management by Ramya Rajagopalan and Ahana Lakshmi

International legal instruments relevant to fisheries and fishing communities: Environmental Pollution by Ramya Rajagopalan and Ahana Lakshmi

International legal instruments relevant to fisheries and fishing communities: Fishing vessels and safety at sea by Ramya Rajagopalan and Ahana Lakshmi

International legal instruments relevant to fisheries and fishing communities: Labour by Ramya Rajagopalan and Ahana Lakshmi

International legal instruments relevant to fisheries and fishing communities: Trade by Ramya Rajagopalan and Ahana Lakshmi

International convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination 

International covenant on civil and political rights

International covenant on economic, social and cultural Rights 

Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women 

Convention against torture and other cruel, in human or degrading treatment or punishment

Convention on the rights of the child 

International convention on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families 

International convention for the protection of all persons from enforced disappearance 

The European convention for the protection of human  rights and fundamental freedoms 

African charter on human and people’s rights

Assessment of international labour standards that apply to rural employment by Sisay Yeshanew

The Human rights obligations of Intergovernmental organizations by George Kent 

Guiding principles on business and human rights 

Elaboration of an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporation sand other business enterprises with respect to human rights   

Case of the sawhoyamaxa indigenous community v. Paraguay: March 2006

Case of the Mayanga (Sumo) Awas Tingni community v. Nicaragua: August 2001

Centre for minority rights development and minority rights group

Human development report 2000

Vienna declaration and programme of Action: 12 July 1993

Strengthening of the United Nations: an agenda for further change

World summit outcome, general assembly resolution: 2005

Global evaluation of the application of the human rights-based approach to UNICEF programming final report – volume I

UNFPA: A Human rights–based approach to programming

The World Bank and OECD: 2013

Partnerships for poverty reduction: Rethinking conditionality

United Nations Millennium declaration

Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development

Formulation of the country programming framework

To support the progressive realization of the right to adequate food in the context of national food security

Responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security

The Principles for responsible investment in agriculture and food systems

Applying a rights-based approach: An Inspirational guide to civil society by Jakob Kirkemann Boesen and Tomas Martin

Fishing for justice: Human rights, development, and fisheries sector reform by Blake D.Ratner, Bjorn Asgard , Edward H. Allison

Outcome of and follow-up to tenure and fishing rights: 2015

Northern Territory of Australia and director of fisheries v Arnhem: Land aboriginal land trust, northern land council, native title holders, northern territory seafood council and common wealth of Australia

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

High level panel of experts on food security and nutrition

Tamil Nadu fishermen seek change in period of fishing ban

Review of community-based integrated coastal management: Best practices and lessons learned in the Bay of Bengal, South Asia by J. I. Samarakoon

Revealed:Trafficked migrant workers abused in Irish fishing industry

Migrant fishermen detained on US boats for months with pitiful wages and poor working conditions, investigation finds by Tim Walker

Fishers first: Good practices to end labor protection at sea by Birgitte Krogh- Poulsen and Svenja Fohgrub

New fish drying technology boosts livelihoods in Ivorian towns

Fish traders as key actors in fisheries: Gender and adaptive management by Sara Frocklin, Maricela de la Torre-Castro, Lars Lindstrom, Narriman S. Jiddawi

A Review of women’s access to fish in small-scale fisheries

Post-Tsunami recovery: Issues and challenges in Sri Lanka by Sisira Jayasuriya, Paul Steele and Dushni Weerakoon

Post-tsunami reconstruction and tourism: a second disaster? by Alison Rice

Making a difference in food security and nutrition: Right to food ten-year perspective

Global evaluation of the application of the Human rights-based  approach to UNICEF programming, final report– volume 1

Intergrating human rights into development cooperation: A comparative assessment of strategies and practices of donors by David D’Hollander,  Dr. Axel Marx, Prof. Dr. Jan Wouters

Human rights and development in the new millennium: Towards a theory of change by Paul Gready

A Human rights-based approach to programming: Practical implementation manual and training materials

Applying a Human rights-based approach to development cooperation and programming: An Asia-Pacific perspective

Frequently asked questions on a Human rights-based approach to development cooperation

Undertaking a Human rights-based approach: A Guide for basic programming

Human rights approaches to governing fisheries by Edward H. Allison

Small- scale fisheries: On Rights, trade and subsidies: Anthony Charles

Should states and International organizations adopt a human rights approach to fisheries policy? by Edward H. Allison

Smash & grab: Conflict, corruption & human rights abuses in the shrimp farming industry by Dr Mike Shanahan, Coralie Thornton, Steve Trent and Juliette Williams)

Responsible fish trade and food security: Toward understanding the relationship between international fish trade and food security by John Kurien

The Changing nature of high seas fishing: How flags of convenience provide cover for illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing by Matthew Gianni and Walt Simpson

The Search for alternative regionalism in Southeast Asia by Jenina Joy Chavez

The United Nations human rights system: How to make it work for you  

Fisheries, sustainability and development

Climate justice for a changing planet: A primer for policy makers and NGOs by Barbara Adams and Gretchen Luchsinger

APFIC/FAO regional consultative workshop: Securing sustainable small-scale fisheries: Bringing together responsible fisheries and social development 

Equality at work: The continuing challenge report of the director-general global report under the follow-up to the ILO declaration on fundamental principles and rights at work

IBON:  Primer on food sovereignty and the food crisis

The Zanzibar workshop proceedings asserting rights, defining responsibilities: Perspectives from small-scale fishing communities on coastal and fisheries management in Eastern and Southern Africa  

Responsible fish trade and food security by John Kurien

The India MPA workshop proceedings social dimensions of marine protected area implementation in India: Do fishing communities benefit?

MPA Workshop proceedings fishery-dependent livelihoods, conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity: The case of marine and coastal protected areas in India 

International guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries

Sustainable small-scale fisheries: Towards FAO guidelines on marine and inland small-scale fisheries

Sizing Up: Property rights and fisheries management  

Rights first, rights forever small-scale fisheries and fishing communities from a human-rights 

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