WG5 workplan

Defending the Beach (WG5) look at what type of mechanisms are required to secure livelihoods, physical space and rights for small-scale fishing people. The work of this group involves spatial and temporal analysis of traditional uses, territorial rights, ownership, mobility, migration patterns, and power relations. Factors and conditions underlying displacement of small-scale fishers and reallocation of their de facto access, use and management rights are at the heart of this investigation, including the impact of government fleet rationalization or privatization. WG5 Leader: Dr. Evelyn Pinkerton, Canada.