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Podgorica, Montenegro, 6-7 March - Small-scale fisher representatives, scientific experts, NGO representatives and representatives of fisheries administrations met in Podgorica on the occasion of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean’s (GFCM) permanent working group on small-scale fisheries (WGSSF). This working group is tasked with coordinating technical, scientific and socio-economic...
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A majority of small-scale fishers, farmers, and rural communities in general lack access to credit, savings and insurance services, even though accessibility has been increasing over the last decades. FAO aims to address this situation in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA). Photo of fish being...
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Is your organization working to secure sustainable small-scale fisheries? Share your work with the world by registering a voluntary commitment online with the UN Ocean Conference. © FAO Simply fill out the form and link your commitment to SDG Target 14.b, to Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine...
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Malaysia, 18-23 February. During one week, activist from NGOs with connection to small-scale fishers and fisheries issues came together with researchers from government institutes as well as development journalists to learn more about small-scale fisheries. The week-long workshop was co-hosted by FAO and WorldFish, taking place at the WorldFish office...
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Globally, relatively few data are available about women's role in small-scale fisheries, despite their active participation as fishers, processors, traders and marketers. This calls for greater efforts by researchers, national fisheries agencies and global policymakers to collect and report separately on women's and men's contributions to this sector. Women's focus...
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