Fishermen and Farmer’s in the same boat

Sonia - September 19, 2013

The current price paid for food production is not enough to support farming or fishing families, or those who work for them.

While the costs for participating in both livelihoods go up, the amount both small-scale farmers and fishermen make continues to decrease. Carving out a living is becoming more and more difficult.

Not surprisingly, fewer and fewer young people are getting into fishing and family farming. Even if they wanted to, costs and regulations make it difficult, and some cases impossible, to get a start in the industries.

“Although the inshore fishery and family farming are ‘ways of life,’ it is not simply a quaint lifestyle that people can shrug their shoulders about, saying ‘oh well, if it is over it is over, change is good.’ The loss of small-scale food industries has critical social, ecological and economic consequences. In this regard, it is every person’s ‘way of life’ at stake”.

Check out this blog by Who Fishes Matters and this clip from a documentary called In the Same Boat

Sonia - September 19, 2013


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Fishermen and Farmer’s in the same boat

Sonia - September 19, 2013

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