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Call for sustainability within St Helena’s Fisheries

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FISHING IS EVERYBODY’S BUSINESS

TERMINATE THE CURRENT FISHERIES PROCUREMENT PROCESS UNDERTAKEN BY THE ST HELENA GOVERNMENT

Our Ocean – Your Decision – Our Future

We, the undersigned residents, friends, and supporters of St Helena Island stand alongside friends of the ocean and supporters of sustainability to oppose the current investment procurement process being undertaken by the St Helena Government to secure a successful business/company to manage St Helena’s commercial fishery. Your petitioners therefore respectfully request HE Governor and Executive Council to:


STOP the...

  • Conflict of interest
  • Exclusion of local fishers
  • Threats to our food security
  • Lack of openness and transparency
  • Non-science based decision making
  • Potential violations of Human Rights
  • By 'invite only' commercial venture
  • Threats to local livelihoods

START focusing on...

  • What being a Co-Operative actually means
  • Embracing all local fishers and local knowledge
  • Impartially revising and implementing relevant legislation, licences and management plans that will protect St Helena's marine environment
  • Preserving St Helena's cultural heritage and what makes St Helena special

GO and...

  • Protect and secure local livelihoods
  • Celebrate being a gold standard sustainable fishery
  • Enjoy food security - and have fish on our family's plates for generations to come
  • Use Brand St Helena to market our fish and get the returns we deserve
  • Promote and be proud of St Helena's fishing heritage and MPA status


Today: St Helena Commercial Fishermen’s Association (SHCFA) is counting on you

St Helena Commercial Fishermen’s Association (SHCFA) needs your help with “CALL FOR SUSTAINABILITY WITHIN ST HELENA'S FISHERIES - The Governor and Members of the Executive Council for St Helena Island: Terminate the current fisheries procurement process undertaken by the St Helena Government”. Join St Helena Commercial Fishermen’s Association (SHCFA) and 227 supporters today.