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Shifting sands: A south Indian fishing village lost to the sea by Nityanand Jayaraman November 10, 2012   |  Source : Thozhilalar koodam  | Copyright : 2011-2012 Thozhilalar koodam

P. Jagan is a kattumaram fisherman, a trade that has changed little in centuries. Early most mornings, Jagan launches his boat through the pounding surf and paddles his way to the fishing grounds of his choice. The sea, it appears, has been kind to him. ...

Sunderbans women turn crusaders to save mangroves November 07, 2012   |  Source : First Post  | Copyright : 2012 Firstpost

Battling climate change, hundreds of women from all over the fragile islands of Sunderbans have now turned into crusaders by guarding their hamlets with mangrove forests. Their husbands had once cleared these mangroves for firewood but now they realise...

At COP11, focus on traditional knowledge and area-based management measures in marine and coastal ecosystems October 15, 2012   |  Source : IISD  | Copyright : International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

At a Side Event at the ongoing 11th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)on 15 October 2012 at Hyderabad, India, organized by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), the U...

‘Need for gender plan of action’ stressed at COP11 biodiversity meet October 10, 2012   |  Source : TNN  | Copyright : 2012 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

Though women play a major role in conservation of the ecosystem, they are worst affected by the conflict between development and conservation, which is why there is an urgent need to come up with a gender plan of action to ensure gender mainstreaming in c...

Situation calm in Kudankulam, anti-nuke Indian protest leaders abducted by fishermen September 11, 2012   |  Source : IANS  | Copyright : 2011 NEWS TRACK India

After two days of protests against the Kudankulam nuclear power project, the situation in Idinthakarai village in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli was calm Tuesday even as protests spread to other parts of the state, an official said. Some drama was though report...

ICSF documentary on women seaweed collectors wins prize at film festival September 04, 2012   |  Source : ICSF/Merrinews/Jeevika

A documentary film on women seaweed collectors, titled "Shifting Undercurrents: Seaweeds Collectors of Gulf of Mannar", directed by Rita Banerji for the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), has won the second prize at the 9th Annual ...

The safest fish to eat? Follow this rule, new study suggests by Leslie Beck August 07, 2012   |  Source : The Globe and Mail  | Copyright : 2012 The Globe and Mail Inc.

We’re repeatedly told to eat two fish meals per week. It’s a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals that’s low in cholesterol-raising saturated fat. And some types of fish contain high levels of beneficial omega-3 fatty acids. Research has...

Eating meat, fish may benefit women with major depressive disorder August 07, 2012   |  Source : ANI  | Copyright : 2012 HT Media Limited

Taking muscle-building dietary supplement creatine may help improve recovery in women battling stubborn major depression. Creatine is an amino acid made in the human liver, kidneys, and pancreas. It is also found in meat and fish. Researchers from...

Women are fisherfolk, too June 30, 2012   |  Source : Observer News  | Copyright : 2012 Observer Publications Limited

“The Role of Women in the Fisheries Sector” is the theme under which Antigua and Barbuda joined the rest of the world in celebrating Fisherfolk Day, yesterday. Chief Fisheries Officer Cheryl Appleton noted that women’s involvement in the fishing ...

Yemaya, ICSF's gender-in-fisheries newsletter, released April 13, 2012   |  Source : ICSF  | Copyright : 2012, ICSF

SAMUDRA EXCLUSIVE

The latest edition of Yemaya, the unique newsletter on gender and fisheries from the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), has just been released. Yemaya No. 39, dated March 2012, features a range of articles and write-ups from sev...

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