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

The SSF Guidelines

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Responsible fisheries and sustainable development
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Part 3: Ensuring an enabling environment and supporting implementation

Here you can find out more about the objectives; nature and scope of the SSF Guidelines and the guiding principles for the implementation.

This part provides guidance on fisheries-specific topics such as responsible governance of tenure and sustainable resource management and the post-harvest sector, but also on crucial intersectoral issues, such as social development, employment and decent work, as well as the cross-cutting thematic areas gender equality and climate change.

This part provides guidance on how to realize the principles and recommendations of the SSF Guidelines, including through policy coherence; research and communication; capacity development; and implementation support and monitoring.