Timothé Feodoroff, Mads Christian Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen
24 November 2014
On World Fisheries Day, fisher peoples and their allies are taking to the streets and beaches to fight against ocean grabbing in all its forms - including Marine Protected Areas imposed without consultation that rob and criminalise local communities and benefit only privileged outsiders.
Not only are the small-scale fisher communities best placed to ensure food sovereignty, but they are also the starting point for any serious transition towards an ecologically and socially just food regime. We need a revolution to bring the oceans back into the global commons.
El equipo de Justicia Agraria del TNI reitera las graves consecuencias de los actuales marcos de gobernanza de los océanos, planteadas en repetidas ocasiones por movimientos sociales que representan a pueblos pescadores en la Cumbre Mundial de los Océanos.
TNI's Agrarian Justice team reiterates the hazardous consequences of current ocean governance and policy frameworks, which have been repeatedly raised by social movements representing fisher people at the Global Oceans Action Summit.