Fisherfolk: Conservation Refugees Reloaded – Environmental Marine Biology Blog

Conservationsists love the word SCIENCE. Brockington and Igoe point out that generally organisations claim this word when they are striving to acquire power and prestige and to suppress opposition.  The public find it hard to question “scientific facts” and a variety of techniques are employed by conservation organisations – selective choice of facts to use, using irrelevant but impressive sounding facts and ignoring inconvenient truths.

Fishermen are a bit like indigenous folk.  They live, quite literally, at the margins of society, they work irregular hours, have their own social codes, can occasionally be viewed as uncouth,,,,,,,,Read more