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

Raising awareness

The implementation of the SSF Guidelines is supported through awareness raising at events around the world. This outreach highlights the important role that small-scale fisheries play in the context of food security and poverty eradication. It also raises visibility of the SSF Guidelines as a tool to secure sustainable small-scale fisheries, and supports the integration of small-scale fisheries in relevant global agendas. Learn more about events on the News and Events page.

Guidance material and communication tools
Awareness is also raised through handbooks, compilations of good practices, and other guidance material that help explain what it means to apply the SSF Guidelines in practice. In addition, FAO is producing various communication tools to inform the global community about the SSF Guidelines. For instance, overviews of the themes in the SSF Guidelines can be found on the SSF Guidelines page. All of the SSF Guidelines guidance materials and communication tools can be found on the Resources page.