Images of Research: Forging sustainable futures

Fisher’s rights are human rights

Category: Empowering people

An African small scale fisherman with fishing rod standing in front of the sea

“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.

Entrant: Elisa Morgera , Law

Copyright: Jacki Bruniquel

Collaborators: Taryn Pereira, Dylan McGarry, Jackie Sunde, Anna James, Buhle Francis


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