CASE STUDIES ON SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF MPAs
- Reserved Parking: Marine Reserves and Small-scale Fishing Communities ( En, Fr, Es)
- Diverse Areas: Marine Protected Areas and Small-scale Fishing Communities (En, Fr , Sp)
- MPA Workshop Proceedings 2012: Fishery-dependent Livelihoods, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity: The Case of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas in India
The lacunae in fishing-community engagement in the management and governance of marine and coastal protected areas (MCPAs) were discussed in the 2009 Chennai Workshop organized by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF). To continue the discussion, a second, two-day workshop to review existing legal and institutional mechanisms for implemention and monitoring of MCPAs, titled ‘Fishery-dependent Livelihoods, Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity: The Case of Marine and Coastal Protected Areas in India’, was held in New Delhi during 1-2 March 2012.
The objective was to understand the impact of MCPAs on fishing communities, from an environmental-justice and human-rights perspective, and make specific proposals for better conservation while securing the livelihoods of small-scale fishers. The workshop also served to underscore these issues in light of the upcoming Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to be held at Hyderabad in October 2012.
This publication contains the prospectus of the workshop and a report of the proceedings. It will be useful for fishworkers, non-governmental organizations, policymakers, trade unions, researchers and others interested in natural resource management and coastal and fishing communities.
- ICSF. 2007. The Siem Reap Meet Proceedings: Asserting Rights, Defining Responsibilities: Perspectives from Small-scale Fishing Communities on Coastal and Fisheries Management in Asia. ICSF, Chennai, India. 103p.
This publication is a record of the proceedings of the Siem Reap Workshop and Symposium. It provides a bottom-up perspective on how rights are understood, and what rights are seen as important by small-scale fishing communities, if they are to fulfil their responsibilities for managing resources in a sustainable and equitable manner. The proceedings also contain the paper presented to the Symposium by the ADG Fisheries and Aquaculture Deparment of FAO; Executive Secretary, CBD; and by DOALOS.
- ICSF. 2006. Fishing Communities and Sustainable Development in Eastern and Southern Africa: The Role of Small-scale Fisheries. ICSF, Chennai, India. 69p.
The report, apart from providing background to the workshop, also provides details of the group discussions on issues ranging from co-management and MPAs (appendix 4) to regional instruments and processes and organizational strategies.
- Sridhar, A. 2005. Sea Turtles and Fisheries in Orissa, India. ICSF, Chennai, India. 42p.
This study analyzes the existing sea turtle conservation measures in Orissa and the implications of conservation approaches for the livelihoods of fisherfolk, particularly for traditional fishing communities and the women in them. The study concludes with an assortment of views and strategies that could help achieve the goal of turtle conservation, while sustaining the endeavours of fishworkers and fishing communities to maintain their livelihoods.
- Prat, A R M. 2002. The Impact of TRIPS and the CBD on Coastal Communities. ICSF, Chennai, India. 55p.
This report intends to assess the implications of the Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for coastal communities’ access to, and control over, aquatic biodiversity. To this end, it reviews marine biodiversity, coastal communities’ traditional ecological knowledge systems (TEKS) and the biodiversity they have conserved, and the industrial exploitation of marine genetic resources; it then analyzes TRIPS and the CBD as applied to marine biodiversity, and the implications of TRIPS and the CBD for both coastal States and fishing communities’ access to marine resources, control over their knowledge, and share of the benefits.