Millions of people in the Asian region depend on fisheries for a living,
and the sector is a major source of food security, employment, income and foreign exchange.

Day 3: Saturday, 5 May 2007


Chair: Dr John Kurien, Co-ordinator, Animation Team, ICSF

Rights: Exploring Dimensions
Panel Discussion on Markets, Technologies, Traditional Organizations and Human Rights

How does your perception of the "state of the fishery resource'' influence the manner in which you articulate your rights
Arjan Heinan

How does the expansion of markets and the related growth of international trade affect the rights of fishers and fishing communities?

How does the introduction of new technologies impinge or expand the realms of rights for small-scale fisheries?
Vivekanandan. V

How can we use/strengthen traditional organizations to establish/regain rights in order to protect the identity and dignity of the riparian communities (those who live near water- sea, river, lake)?
Adli Abdullah

How can we broaden the concept of rights beyond the realm of ' rights to fishery resources' and into the larger social/cultural dimensions of life and livelihood of the communities?
Edward H. Allison

10:30-11:00hrs Tea
Open Session
12:30-14:00hrs Lunch
14:00-17:30hrs Chair: Elmer Ferrer, CBCRM Centre, Philippines

Presentation of Draft Statement, Discussion and Finalization of Statement: "Siem Reap Statement on Fishing Community Rights and Responsibilities"