Fisher’s rights are human rights

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The Story

“I hope to see the ocean restore itself to what it was”, says fisherman Simlindile Gxala. Small-scale fishers in South Africa are struggling to make a living and, despite their inter-generational expertise, they remain excluded from ocean decision-making. The Strathclyde-led One Ocean Hub is working with small-scale fishers to establish a coastal justice network, to support recognition of their human rights with a view to contributing to more inclusive ocean governance. 

Climate change has brought profound impacts to the livelihoods of small-scale fishers, yet they are excluded from climate negotiations. To build resilience and adaptation to climate change through environmentally just and equitable processes we need to make decisions about the oceans that are inclusive of different voices.  

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Fisher’s rights are human rights

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