The politics of transnational fishers' movements

Elyse N. Mills*

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This article explores the politics of transnational fishers' movements, setting out to understand why and how they contest and seek to influence the politics of global fisheries. It focuses on two movements representing small-scale fishers, the World Forum of Fisher Peoples and the World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers, aiming to link the politics of such movements more directly with academic and political debates. The analysis is structured around three connected spheres: transnational movements engaging in the politics of global fisheries; contentious fisheries issues prioritized by the movements; and political spaces where movements participate.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Peasant Studies
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

My deepest thanks to the members of WFFP, WFF and numerous allied organizations for the invaluable conversations, knowledge, insights and archival data, which have provided crucial material for
this ongoing research. Thank you to Jun Borras, Des Gasper, Jessica Duncan, Oane Visser and Martha
Robbins for their feedback on earlier conceptualizations of this research, which has contributed
greatly to its further development. I would also like to thank three anonymous reviewers, whose
comprehensive and constructive comments have been immensely helpful in sharpening and deepening the arguments made in this article.

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