Holzkämper, Eike, Dahlet, Lol and Araujo, Fernanda (2020) Why RESEXs are not enough - Brazil’s artisanal fishers in the face of a predatory model of development and “protected dramas”. [Talk] In: IMCC6. , 17.-28.08.2020, Kiel, Germany (online) .

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RESEXs, Brazil’s Extractive Reserves, are a participatory approach to natural resource conservation. They are considered to integrate objectives commonly seen as contradictory: to preserve ecosystems, biodiversity and natural resources while reinforcing resource use rights and traditional peoples’ territorial claims. In this essay, we argue that the management tool ‘RESEX’ is not sufficient for the defense of the way of life of Brazilian small-scale artisanal fishermen and fisherwomen. Lacking institutional backup and a government commitment to resolve evident management deficiencies, the RESEX model is often predestined to fail in the marine realm. Fishermens’ and fisherwomens’ rights to nature and participation are threatened by the current developmental model and hegemonic discourse in Brazil. In this context, we discuss the role of grassroots fishermen movements, networks and related creative strategies for achieving the social mobilization necessary to support fishermens’ and fisherwomens’ fight for rights.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Talk)
Programme Area (enter as: PA1/PA2/PA3/PA4/PA5): PA2
Research affiliation: Social Sciences > Social-Ecological Systems Analysis
Date Deposited: 08 Sep 2020 14:55
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2020 13:01
URI: http://cris.leibniz-zmt.de/id/eprint/4247

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