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Background

The road to the high-level meeting

The High-level conference on sustainable small-scale fisheries consolidates efforts made in recent years to draw attention to and address the needs and challenges facing the small-scale fishing sector. These prior efforts include, among others:

Legal framework

The High-level conference on sustainable small-scale fisheries endeavoured to take resolute, calculated and coordinated political action in support of small-scale fisheries, building on the momentum already generated through past successes, namely: