Tag Archives: Global Partnership for Oceans

A Groundbreaking Report on Ocean Grabbing

The new report, Global Ocean Grab, was published by the Transnational Institute, Masifundise and Afrika Kontakt together with WFFP (the World Forum of Fisher People). It tells the hidden story of fisheries and fishers. A complex story of sustainability, food, development models, culture and politics, where community rights are systematically violated right under our noses… sometimes in the name of sustainability itself. Read the rest here 09:21

A new report on Ocean Grabbing – The Global Ocean Grab

Ocean grabbing is not only about fisheries policy. It is unfolding worldwide across an array of contexts including marine and coastal seawaters, inland waters, rivers and lakes, deltas and wetlands, mangroves and coral reefs. The means by which fishing communities are dispossessed of the resources upon which they have traditionally depended is likewise taking many shapes and forms. Read the report here    09:52

The Corporate Take-Over of Fisheries Policy Making – Click Here

In the past couple of years a number of international conferences and gatherings of key policy makers, corporate representatives and international NGOs have taken huge strides in setting the global agenda in fisheries policy. A worrying pattern has begun to emerge: the interests of small-scale fisheries peoples are consistently sidelined as representative organisations are rarely invited and, if so, are barely listened to. This article will run through some of the most recent events, and documents how a corporate take-over of fisheries policy is taking place. Read more here 16:08

The corporate take-over of fisheries policy making

In the past couple of years a number of international conferences and gatherings of key policy makers, corporate representatives and international NGOs have taken huge strides in setting the global agenda in fisheries policy. A worrying pattern has begun to emerge: the interests of small-scale fisheries peoples are consistently sidelined as representative organisations are rarely invited and, if so, are barely listened to. This article will run through some of the most recent events, and documents how a corporate take-over of fisheries policy is taking place. Read more here 13:55

NOAA ship Fairweather to take acid trip with ENGO’s – setting sail Monday (July 29) on a monthlong research cruise off the U.S. and Canadian West Coast

msThe world’s oceans are 30 percent more acidic than they were before the Industrial Revolution, scientists estimate. This cruise follows up on a similar effort in 2007 that supplied “jaw-dropping” data on how much ocean acidification was hurting oysters, said Brad Warren, director of the Global Ocean Health Partnership, at a news conference today (July 25). (The partnership is an alliance of governments, private groups and international organizations.) [email protected]