Siddharth Chakravarty dreams of a Coastal Rights Act

August 12, 2018. Siddharth Chakravarty

As we enter the age of largely market-driven conservation, with “sustainable development goals” looking at conservation through the prism of too many people destroying the environment, we’re seeing a whole new range of displacement of fishworking communities. However, this does not change what the fishworkers’ demands have always been—to put the decision of how we interact with the oceans back in their hands. They say we’ve done it for a long time and we know that our survival depends on it. They say that while our demands might not fall under the definition of conservation or what is sustainable, how we understand the oceans is where true environmental protection lies. We know how to feed ourselves and those around us. Give value to that instead of the corporations that currently dictate food systems

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