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49 thoughts on “Ocean grabbing — local fishing communities under threat? | DW Documentary”

  • It's not new, the vikings were fishing as far away as Newfoundland centuries ago. Today, wars are being fought over basic resources like water. Yet, no one dare to speak out about over population.

  • a non tangential reply: Twitter per suspensions prevents you from examining the tweets and replies of @maxrafaelwaller and @mrwaller3 that are critical in evaluating behavior

  • The call Al-Shabab terrorists bcoz they protect their water bodies and oceans away from global theirs UK USA the world bank etc

  • New laws of the sea is definitely a remarkable documentary! Thanks a lot for sharing! Nature and environment urge to be preserved!

  • tata power is one of the respected companies in India and this kind of environmental detrimental acts is not expected from it. No one is ready to answer the actual issue that is overpopulation which is the cause for all these problems.

  • 9:17, 34:12 He makes a great point. Do-gooders are often destroyers. Many of them have poor track record in their own countries. And they get funding from corporations posing as friends of the environment, who find them useful in fighting the front battle for them. They cling to flimsy dogmas, and like all fanatics march blinkered by thee passion of their cause. They do not understand communities, national aspirations and matters like that. The sea is not the only place they cause damage. There are others. Causes dedicated to transboundary rivers strike me as selfish, sanctimonious, one-track mind crusaders.

  • Paid governments make the laws to get all the people out of those places, then they make new adjustment laws to give access to corporations for hotels or fishing promising to make it sustainable, which as soon as they get settled they break the laws.

    This is a losing battle though, how can these people compete if even their own children don't want to continue this line of work!!

  • Love the beautiful ocean and the background music of this documentary…very distressful for having to read the captions constantly though!!! Still a very nice documentary.

  • Interesting take on drag fishing. Would have been good to mention whether of not it is sustainable. What is the historical progress of fish populations in the area? Did you even bother trying to find out? Drag fishing is a huge problem globally and legislation has to be tight. If you start making exceptions, you can be sure loopholes will be found by bad actors. Bad environmental laws exit (to name one forcing biodiesel into our cars which results in Indonesian forests being destroyed). However not accounting for locals doesn't make environmental laws bad, that is a social problem that can be solved in different ways. Acting like this is some unique cultural heritage is very disingenuous, nylon fishing lines are not even 100 years old.

  • Even if these small fishing communities over use their resources the effect will be mostly localize… fleets of mega-trawlers on the other hand….

  • thank u dw..i cryed watching this esp at the ending…when i become president,i will ensure everyone enjoys..please do a documentary on destruction of niger delta of nigeria by oil companies/.nigeria is the most polluted region of the world

  • Amazing people around the globe saying what is also true here in New England, once one of the United State's most productive fishing areas.

  • The leaders must stand for thruth…MONEY CAN CHANGE THE RULES OF THE WORLD….thats satans plan is succeed….

  • After the biblical epic poisoning of half the water on the planet by Fukushima, someone is still eating fish? It did not go away. The mandated threshhold of radiation poisoning has been increased substantially. The cancer rate is one in 3. Fishermen are an endangered species and you will be too if you eat ocean fish.

  • "The ocean is a gift from God to all humanity." Yeah, thing is, "all humanity" doesn't know how to control its reproductive impulses. The problems presented here are all the indirect result of too damned many people.

  • Please do a documentary on fireworks(crackers) industry in INDIA.
    I'm sure this documentary will have a positive effect because of the dangers lurking behind it!

    Please please🙏

  • I am a kannadiga(banglorean) and i did not understand a single word of what that fisherman said – that language was total new alien to me.

  • "120 million people live from fishing and half of these people are women" – That might come as surprise this juornalist, but about half of the world population is… women!

  • if you are a businessman and have dealt with TATA businesses then you know about their PAYMENT issues, the common man do not know this but they are the worst of the worst when it comes to paying their dues on bills.

  • What happened to the interpretor? It's a lot of reading white on a light background and it goes too fast…keep reporting!

  • As always, another excellent documentary. However, the subtitles are not always legible, as at 22:53. Perhaps outlining the white font in black, as is common for subtitles, would help?

  • There's something else … industrialisation also pushes poor local fishermen to sell their boats, which are bought by rich people who know nothing about fishing and do real damage to the sea.
    I grew up in a coastal town where fish was present everyday on our tables, with every meal we had a dish of sardines, that was our tradition, besides the other kinds of bigger pieces we ate regularly, at least once or twice a month for the poorest of households.
    After manufacturers opened on the harbor, people found themselves unable to catch fish as the water got polluted and started selling their boats.
    Those who bought these boats knew nothing about fishing and took it as a business … the result? … now, they go in groups further and catch huge amounts of fish, even during breeding season, what kills the fish, then they dump 2/3 of their catch to the sea in order to raise prices.
    Now … local people and not just fishermen have left the town, and fish became a luxury only few can afford, what not just ruined lives, but also is leading towards a nutritional crisis as diets are becoming poorer due to high prices of all kinds of meat and not just fish.