Diversification for Sustainability – Lobster fishing and Aquaculture in Maine

By Zebadiah Campbell   My name is Zebadiah Campbell. I am an eighth generation lobster fisherman and a second generation oyster farmer from North Haven, Maine. North Haven is an island 12 miles out to sea in Penobscot Bay. The island is home to a year round population of 350 people and 45 of these islanders are licensed commercial fisherman. This small number of fishermen make for a close...

The Complexities of a Human Rights-Based Approach

by Lara Shirley 1. The demand for a human rights-based approach In various side-events and negotiations, the concept of a human rights-based approach has come up several times, especially with regard to indigenous peoples, food security, and water. This is essentially to ensure justice and effectiveness in the agreements that come out of these negotiations, and is particularly relevant within the...