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

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Small-scale fishers, fish workers and their communities are currently facing the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting the entire value chain and the livelihoods depending on it. At the same time, there may be promising practices and opportunities that may contribute to the prosperous future of the sector. ...
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Environmental Management and Economic Development Organisation (EMEDO), Tanzania The Environmental Management and Economic Development Organisation (EMEDO), based in Tanzania, is an organisation seeking to tackle challenges facing Lake Victoria, such as reduced fish stocks, decline in biodiversity and deforestation. EMEDO has managed to implement locally based projects in different thematic areas...
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Paragraph 10.6 of the SSF Guidelines: Small-scale fisheries stakeholders should promote collaboration among their professional associations, including fisheries cooperatives and CSOs. They should establish networks and platforms for the exchange of experiences and information and to facilitate their involvement in policy- and decision making processes relevant to small-scale fishing communities. The ‘Global...
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In 2020, through the FAO’s EAF Nansen Program and Norad-funded project, ‘Empowering women in small-scale fisheries for sustainable food systems’, and in collaboration with WorldFish, a study was launched to assess the socio-economic and biological consequences of the fishmeal and other fish-based feeds industry in Sub-Saharan Africa. The study is set in...
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The International Association of the Study of the Commons (IASC) 2021 Fisheries and Aquaculture Conference, hosted by Arizona State University, on 9-11th March, brought together scholars and practitioners on the topic of fisheries and aquaculture as commons and facing uncertain futures. FAO presented and discussed the FAO Technical Paper Securing sustainable...
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