L’identité professionnelle de pêcheurs à l’épreuve de la protection de la biodiversité. Exemple des pêcheurs de Martinique

Translated title of the contribution: Fishermen professional identity challenged by the new requirement of biodiversity protection. The case of fishermen in Martinique

Myriam Thirot, Daniel Justin, Pierre Failler

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Abstract

This article highlights the challenge of environmental public policies in French West Indies islands and more particularly in Martinique. It provides answers to the question: What is the effect of the implementation of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) on the professional identity of traditional fishermen? The study, conducted with fishermen at Le Prêcheur in Martinique, brings, in an original way, some key answers on the thoughts of fishermen about biodiversity protection mechanism such as MPA. Overall, fishermen are concerned by the professional transition that the MPA creation will cause as they understand the challenge that ties-up with their identity. Thus, the stake of biodiversity protection faces the one of the preservation of fishermen identity.
Translated title of the contributionFishermen professional identity challenged by the new requirement of biodiversity protection. The case of fishermen in Martinique
Original languageFrench
Number of pages17
JournalÉtudes caribéennes
Volume51
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2022

Keywords

  • biodiversity
  • professional identity
  • Martinique
  • sea
  • environmental justice

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