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TRINet Newsletter November 2012 +  

The World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) and the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) would like to highlight the concerns of small-scale and artisanal fishers from different parts of the world on this agenda item. The need to integrate the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities and to ensure their full and effective participation in the implementation of the Convention is well recognized, including in the various decisions of the Conference of Parties to the CBD.
 
Activists at the ongoing Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), Conference of the Parties (COP) 11 at Hyderabad on Tuesday drew governments' attention to the massive transformation taking place in the east and west coast of India.
 

The Challenged Coast –Time for a Status Change +  

 THE CHALLENGED COAST –TIME FOR A STATUS CHANGE

TRINet Newsletter October 2012 +  

Only footprints on the beach +  

 

TRINet Newsletter September 2012 +  

 

Urgent: A Coastal Policy for India +  

 Urgent: A Coastal Policy for India

TRINet Newsletter August 2012 +  

Pollluted Noyyal River in Tamil Nadu is Turning Land and People Barren

Land has turned barren though there is water aplenty. And it can't even quench their thirst.

INDIA’S FIRST MARINE WEATHER RADIO BROADCAST FOR FISHERMEN GOES ON AIR +  

 

Despite a 7500 km coastline and a total marine fisher folkpopulation of 3.57 million spread across 3,305 marine fishing villages in India, no media outlet, government or otherwise, broadcasts information about marine weather. All weather broadcasts are directed at farmers and the general public -- they only talk about the possibility of rain, its intensity, distribution and scarcity. It is only during the cyclone season that information on wind speeds and its direction, wave heights and direction are added to the bulletins.

Regular marine weather broadcasts are commonplace in radio stations across all developed maritime countries but India, sadly, has no stations broadcasting marine weather. Radio is the best medium for such alerts because of its wide reach particularly into the sea. Marine fishermen risk their lives daily by working in an environment that has the potential to turn hostile any time. An adverse change in the weather can become life threatening in the open sea, particularly for small boat fishermen.

A CALL FOR NO-REGRET ACTIONS +  

 Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific: How can countries adapt. Edited by Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, Meinhard Breiling, Selvarajah Pathmarajah and Vangimalla R. Reddy. Sage Publications, New Delhi. Rs 1195.

TRINet Newsletter July 2012 +