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‘Coastal transformations and fisher wellbeing – synthesized perspectives from India and Europe (FisherCoast)‘ focuses on coastal transformation and the role of the state, market and private sector in shaping fisher wellbeing. Coastal areas worldwide are facing major changes in their physical landscape, the institutions that govern them and their social organization, all this posing challenges to sustainability, equity and well-being concerns. Extreme weather events, radical changes in fishing and farming systems, new forms of population migration, and competing ‘development’ priorities are some of the challenges we seek to study, keeping in mind the needs of fishing communities, who historically have been the main inhabitants of the coast.

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This project spans research in the UK, Slovenia, France, India, Norway.