The Western Caribbean is characterized by numerous conflicts between industrial trawlers, companies that practice intensive fishing and that are responsible for the progressive reduction of fish stocks because of the tools they use, the amount they catch, and the very concept of fishing as an industry.
Nor should it be forgotten that the Western Caribbean is also a theatre of conflict over fossil fuel resources, where multinational energy companies all have a stake.
Traditionally, however, fishing in this part of the world has always been artisanal, an activity in close proximity to the coasts. Industrial fishing, on the other hand, extends its claws to the deepest sea bed, destroying the reserves that allow artisanal fishing to exist.
In this Food Talk Edgar Jay Stevens describes a situation that we see in many areas of the world, where local communities are threatened and denied their means of subsistence by the economic interests and expansionism of industry.
The Food Talks are digital format for Slow Fish 2021: ten minutes talks on the environment, fishing and food: a collective framework of the future we want and need. The protagonists of the Food Talks are fishers who, together with anthropologists, ecologists and experts, offer their vision of the seas, their problems and potential solutions. Food Talks are supported by UniCredit.
This Food Talk is produced as part of the Slow Fish Caribe project.
Event languages: IT, EN, ES