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Fisher worker Organization Emerging concerns By Ravadee Prasertcharoensuk Sustainable Development Foundation[SDF] Emerging Concerns of Fishing Communities: Issues of Labour, Trade, Gender, Disaster Preparedness, Biodiversity and Responsible Fisheries 4-6 July SESC, Fortaleza, Brazil Songkla Lake Destructive fishing gears Export oriented: for the sake of food security Mangrove protected areas with out people Conservation areas ;Can people be fished? Control of market Aquaculture-Privatize the sea Governance of the ‘Mega project’ There have been imposed on number of Mega projects for the sake of economic growth that will be directly and indirectly to coastal resources and fisher communities such as big port, factory, extraction industry like gas under sea etc.. our concern is the governance of the project. Special economic zone There has been a proposal from the government to enact law for ‘the special economic zone’. This proposed law will give authority to government to make decision with out going to the normal parliamentary process. This aims to accelerate economic growth for export oriented. Special sustainable tourism zone There is a policy from the present government to expand tourism especially industrial tourism .Many Islands to be developed as the special sustainable tourism. Land has been speculated from the investors Governance of related public policies and laws Political reform vs recognition of community Rights to access and control of coastal resources. Governance principles in the develpoment of related policies and laws. =Access to infomation =Accountability =People participation =Transparency =Predicable Small scale fisherfolk ourselves Despite of existing strong FF net work the organization is facing the issues of being continue strong voice of the fishing community. SINCE….. - Need for more cash for the living - more time for fishing but get less fishes-higher investment. - Declining of community spirit/more in individualism in order to respond to day to ay need. - Decentralization vs formal and informal people organization.
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