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Globalization of Fisheries: Still Empty Nets, Perpetual Hunger Impact of Globalization on Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector

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Globalization of Fisheries: Still Empty Nets, Perpetual Hunger

Impact of Globalization on Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector 

By Fernando Hicap, national chairperson, Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) or National Federation of Small Fisherfolk Organizations in the Philippines.

 Paper delivered on the occasion of the International Conference

on Fisheries and Globalization

Iloilo Province, Philippines

September 19-21, 2012

 Good morning friends and colleagues in the fisheries sector.

 The collective leadership and national membership of Pamalakaya encompassing 43 provinces and 8 regions all over the country express their gratitude to organizers of the International Conference on Fisheries and Globalization (ICFG) for taking this brave undertaking to get the real score on the impact of globalization on fisheries and aquaculture sector, and on the impact of globalization to small-scale fisherfolk, fish workers and fishing communities.

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100,000 fishermen need help, boats

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from Philippine Daily Inquirer  http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/532969/100000-fishermen-from-yolanda-hit-areas-need-boats#ixzz2lUqKVXol

LUCENA CITY—A group of fishermen expressed frustration at plans announced by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to distribute 1,300 boats to fishermen, saying the number of fishermen who had lost their boats to Supertyphoon “Yolanda” could easily reach 100,000.

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Fishers slam DENR for not inviting the group to Solar City reclamation hearing

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A Pamalakaya leader explains the negative effects of large-scale reclamation
A Pamalakaya leader explains the negative effects of large-scale reclamation

Manila, Philippines-Manila Bay fishermen identified with the militant fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Thursday accused the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of maintaining a policy not to invite their organization in any hearing regarding large-scale reclamation projects along Manila Bay such as the  148 hectare Solar City reclamation plan in Manila.

 

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Fishers group urges government to distribute 100,000 fishing boats to Yolanda victims

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campaign poster for relief and rehabilitation campaign of Sagip Kanayunan and tulong Anakpawis
campaign poster for relief and rehabilitation campaign of Sagip Kanayunan and tulong Anakpawis

Manila, Philippines – The fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Tuesday said the Department of Agriculture (DA) should distribute not less than 100,000 fishing boats to fisherfolk victims of super typhoon Yolanda if it wants to be relevant in providing long term assistance and livelihood to affected fishermen.

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Youth leaders against WTO

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Youth leaders against WTO

youth leaders from the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia denounced the free trade regime during the people’s protest against WTO in Hong Kong in 2005

Filipino activists ask for junking of WTO

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Filipino activists called for junking of WTO

Pamalakaya, the Moro Christian People’s Alliance and Anakbayan were three of many groups that took part in the protest against WTO and neo-liberal globalization in Hong Kong in 2005. (Photo courtesy of Pamalakaya)