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Livelihood from Fishing

Edited By Alain Le Sann
ISBN: 9781853393983
This book contains a broad overview of fisheries and describes for the general reader the social and nutritional issues raised by the modernization of fisheries worldwide. It aims to inform all who are interested in the protection of the marine environment and the plight of workers in the fisheries sector.

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  • Synopsis
    The global fishing crisis has been described as the world's worst ecological disaster. Official sources describe the world's main fishing grounds as being fished at or above their limits; 70 per cent of fish stocks are regarded as fully exploited, over-exploited, depleted or recovering. But how many of us really understand the social and environmental impacts of the global trade in luxury fish products? Artificially coloured farmed shrimps from South Asia create exotic meals and huge profits, but cause major social and environmental disruptions. What are the social and environmental implications of feeding one-third of the world's fish catch to cattle, pigs, poultry and other fish? While, quite literally, nations and fishworkers go to war to defend access rights, and environmental organizations and fishworkers clash over policies, many of us do not know the difference between a trawl- and a drift-net. This book is the result of reflection, meetings and discussions since 1984 when the FAO organized the World Conference on Fisheries Management and Development and is also the fruit of close ties with fishworker organizations in both North and South. It contains a broad overview of fisheries (values and quantities of species caught), and describes for the general reader the social and nutritional issues raised by the modernization of fisheries worldwide. It aims to inform all who are interested in the protection of the marine environment and the plight of workers in the fisheries sector.
  • Table of Contents
    FOREWORD ix
    PREFACE X
    SECTION 1 FISHERIES TODAY 1
    Fish is an essential food 3
    Consumption levels are unequal 5
    The productivity of oceans varies 7
    Increasing production is not enough 9
    Fish is fed to livestock 11
    Japan is now a shaky giant 13
    Canada's west-coast fishery 15
    Opportunities from the sea 17
    Threats from the land 19
    China emerges as a fishing power 21
    In the South, fishing is on the rise 23
    Aquaculture gains in stature 25
    Intensive aquaculture becomes the modern-day gold rush 27
    The North imports more 29
    The South exports more 31
    France feeds off the South 33
    Artisanal fishing creates jobs 35
    Artisanal fishworkers are growing in number 37
    The role of women is ignored 39
    Quotas and fisheries mismanagement in the North 41
    SECTION 2 KEY ISSUES 43
    Globalization is spreading 45
    Multinationals play a powerful role 47
    Fishing helps repay Third World debt 49
    Too much capital invested in global fisheries 51
    Scarce and highly prized fishery resources 53
    India is caught between the devil and the deep blue sea 55
    Post-harvest losses are considerable 57
    Coastal regions under threat 59
    Mangroves are in danger 61
    The growth of sport fishing 63
    Exclusive economic zones take effect 65
    Environmental groups turn on the pressure 67
    Environmental laws: eco-protection or barriers to trade? 69
    Conflicts erupt more and more frequently 71
    Blue Europe is a huge market 73
    Fisheries agreements have a commercial bias 75
    Aquaculture competes in the market for fish 77
    Individual transferable quotas (ITQs) 79
    SECTION 3 WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE 81
    Artisanal fishworkers must be organized 83
    The need for international co-operation 85
    Women's roles must be recognized 87
    The environment must be protected 89
    Highly complex systems must be managed well 91
    Management objectives should be rationalized 93
    Participatory management 95
    Make the best of fish as food 97
    Choose environmentally sound and selective fishing techniques 99
    Kerala bans trawling 101
    Limit by-catches 103
    Promote extensive aquaculture 105
    Regulate the markets 107
    How free and fair is the free market? 109
    Review fisheries agreements 111
    Implement a code of conduct for responsible fisheries 113
    GLOSSARY 115
    BIBLIOGRAPHY 122
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    Editor Alain Le Sann
    Number of Pages 136
    Format Paperback / softback