This is one of 280 summaries describing key outputs from the projects
run by DFID's 10-year Renewable Natural Resources Research Strategy
Summary for Project title: R7970: Globalisation and seafood trade
legislation: the effect on poverty in India.
New research is warning policy makers that globalisation is harming poor
fishing communities. These communities already have a smaller share of
the market because of new regulations. More controls in the pipeline
mean further downsizing. Poor fishers have no way of coping with these
changes and must either be helped to find other ways of making a living
or helped to adjust to the new standards. Involving communities in
managing fisheries and in drawing up quality control processes is a
start to helping them adapt. Governments, and development agencies and
NGOs such as FAO, the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, CARE and
Oxfam, are already taking these new findings into account to plan
fisheries developments that will help poor fishers cope with
The CD has the following information for this output: Description,
Validation, Current Situation, Environmental Impact. Attached PDF (11
pp.) taken from the CD.
PHF14, New technologies, new processes, new policies: tried-and-tested and ready-to-use results from DFID-funded research, Research Into Use Programme, Aylesford, Kent, UK, ISBN 978-0-9552595-6-2, p 120.