• Fisheries and the right to food: Implementing the right to food in national fisheries legislation (+)

    The human right to food is realized when people have access to adequate food or means for its procurement. The possibility for people to feed themselves from natural resources is an important element of this right. The fisheries sector and the right to food therefore have a direct interface where communities depend on aquatic resources to meet their food and nutritional needs. Set against this backdrop, the study seeks to precipitate further discussions regarding the interface and linkages between the right to food and human rights principles and the fisheries sector. It does this by indicating how far human rights principles such as participation, accountability and non-discrimination are reflected in fisheries legislation that might not have used a human rights based approach during the drafting process, and by identifying how this approach can be introduced or strengthened in the legislation.

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