2011 / 2012
dialogues, proposals, stories for global citizenship
ICSF : International collective in support of fishworkers
The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) is an international non-governmental organization that works towards the establishment of equitable, gender-just,self-reliant and sustainable fisheries, particularly in the small-scale, artisanal sector.
ICSF draws its mandate from the historic International Conference of Fishworkers and their Supporters (ICFWS), held in Rome in 1984, parallel to the World Conference on Fisheries Management and Development organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
A number of fishworker organizations and concerned intellectuals, academics and social activists felt that the FAO conference had chosen to overemphasize the commercial, industrial, scientific and fishery resource aspects, at the expense of the actual real-world, life-and-blood people involved in fishing worldwide fishworkers who are often sections of the population marginalized from mainstream society.
Main aims of ICSF
Monitor issues that relate to the life, livelihood and living conditions of fishworkers around the world;
Site newsNew Zealand inquest told Korean fishing boat not watertight, 18 April 2012
Spanish fishermen row: Talks founder, Gibraltar govt willing to continue dialogue, 18 April 2012
New Zealand inquest told Korean fishing boat not watertight, 18 April 2012
Compensation demanded for Chinese fisherman slain in Palau, 18 April 2012
South African fishermen want a government lifeline, 18 April 2012
Scrap 34 dams on India's Ganga river: Green panel, 18 April 2012
Sri Lanka fishermen accused of damaging tsunami buoy, 18 April 2012
Strong 6.5 earthquake rumbles off Chile coast, 18 April 2012
Chinese fishermen detained in Palau to be released, 18 April 2012
Protests threaten energy-hungry Chile mines, 18 April 2012
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