Title:  Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication

Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication.

Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication







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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Rome 2015


ABSTRACT

FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department. 2015.
Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication. Rome. 18 pp.

These Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication have been developed as a complement to the 1995 FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (the Code). They were developed to provide complementary guidance with respect to small-scale fisheries in support of the overall principles and provisions of the Code. Accordingly, the Guidelines are intended to support the visibility, recognition and enhancement of the already important role of small-scale fisheries and to contribute to global and national efforts towards the eradication of hunger and poverty. The Guidelines support responsible fisheries and sustainable social and economic development for the benefit of current and future generations, with an emphasis on small-scale fishers and fish workers and related activities and including vulnerable and marginalized people, promoting a human rights-based approach.


Table of Contents

Abbreviations and acronomys

Preface

PART 1. Introduction

 

1.

Objectives

 

2.

Nature and scope

 

3.

Guiding principles

 

4.

Relationship with other international instruments

PART 2. Responsible fisheries and sustainable development

 

5.

Governance of tenure in small-scale fisheries and resource management

   

 

5a. Responsible governance of tenure

   

 

5b. Sustainable resource management

 

6.

Social development, employment and decent work

 

7.

Value chains, post-harvest and trade

 

8.

Gender equality

 

9.

Disaster risks and climate change

PART 3. Ensuring an enabling environment and supporting implementation

 

10.

Policy coherence, institutional coordination and collaboration

 

11.

Information, research and communication

 

12.

Capacity development

 

13.

Implementation support and monitoring


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