Day 2 - Wednesday, 10 Oct.

Day 2 Wednesday
10,October 2001

Concurrent Working Groups (WGs)

09:00 - 16:30

Theme 1:

Trans-Border Issues Involving Fishworkers and Fishing Vessels: Arrangements for Resolving Conflicts

Participants from India, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Australia, Maldives


Mr. V.Vivekanandan, Chief Executive, SIFFS, India and Founder Member, ICSF


Mr. A. J. Vijayan, Independent Fisheries Researcher, India, and Mr. Sebastian Mathew, Executive Secretary, ICSF, India

Trans-border Movement of Fishermen Between India and Sri Lanka: Policy Considerations

Mr. V. Vivekanandan, Chief Executive, South Indian Federation of Fishermen Societies (SIFFS), India

Trans-boundary Movement of Fishers: The Case of Sri Lanka

Mr. Herman Kumara, National Convener, National Fisheries Solidarity (NAFSO), Sri Lanka

Trans-boundary Movement of Fishers: The Case of Pakistani Fishers

Mr. Muhammad Ali Shah, Chairperson, Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum, Pakistan

The Elusive Line That Reduces Fishworkers to Mere Numbers

Mr. Souparna Lahiri, Centre for Education and Communication, India

Preventing Illegal Fishing in Seychelles EEZ: The Role of Seychelles Fishing Authority

Joseph Rondolph Payet, Resource Manager, Seychelles Fishing Authority, Seychelles

Illegal Fishing in Seychelles: The Human Dimension

Albert Nicholas Napier, National Director, Seychelles Seamen Association, Seychelles

Threat to the Natural Resources of Small-scale Fishermen of North Sulawesi

Dr. Ronald Titahelu, Doctor in Law, Sam Ratulangi University, Indonesia

09:00 - 16:30

Theme 2:

Sustaining Coastal Commons: Protecting the Right to Life and Livelihood of Fishing Communities

Participants from Tanzania, Seychelles, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa, Mozambique, India, Indonesia, Thailand


Dr. John Kurien, Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India, and Founder Member, ICSF


Ms. Ahana Laxmi, Independent Researcher, India, and Ms. Chandrika Sharma, ICSF, India

Illegal Fishing: The Case of Mozambique

Mr. Simeao Lopes, Director, Instituto de desenvolvimento de Pesca de Pequena escala (IDPPE), Mozambique

Dilemma of Small-Scale Fishers at the Dawn of Industrial Fishing in Kenya

Dr. S. Mucai Muchiri, Head, Fisheries Department, Moi University, Kenya

Status and Trends of Tanzania’s Marine Artisanal Fisheries

Ms. Narriman S. Jiddawi, Institute of Marine Science, Tanzania

Allocation of Fishing Rights: Artisanal vs Industrial Fisheries

Mr. Andrew Johnston, Chairperson, Artisanal Fishers Association, South Africa

Traditional Fisheries in Madagascar

Mr. Felix Randrianasoavina, Executive Secretary, Collectiv of Malagasy Maritime Organizations (COMM), Madagascar (to be presented by Brian O’ Riordan)

Coastal Area Degradation in Southern Thailand

Ms. Pisit Charnsnoh, Yadfon Association, Thailand

Coastal Resource Degradation and User-Right Abuse in Bangladesh

Mr. Prosanta Kumar Roy, Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Establishment, Bangladesh

Coastal Area Degradation on the East Coast of India: Impact on Fishworkers

Mr. Venkatesh Salagrama, Director, Integrated Coastal Management, India

Multi-use Conflicts: The Case of Maharashtra, India

Mr. Ram Bhau Patel, National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF), India

Fisheries Management: Is Certification a Tool?

Mr. Krishna Kumar, Marine Programme, WWF- India

10:30 - 10:45 Tea Break

10:45 - 12:30

Working Groups (contd.)

12:30 - 15:00 Lunch Break

15:00 - 16:30

Working Groups (contd.)

16:30 - 16:45 Tea Break

16:45 - 18:00

Plenary: Presentation of Group Reports and Discussion


Prof. R. Rajagopalan, Director IOI India

19:30 - 20:30

Carnatic Music: Flute Recital Venue: Central Lecture Hall, IIT

Mr. K. Bhaskaran and Party