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

SSF Guidelines Updates

SSF Guidelines Update - October 2020
  • Overview of key SSF Guidelines activities in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
  • Implementing the SSF Guidelines across Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
  • "Autonomy, power and independence do not come overnight"
  • How the Government of Malawi supports small-scale fisheries during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Fish as Food - the role of fish in the Right to Food
  • SSF Gender Policy Champions
  • Course in Resilient Fisheries Governance
  • IOI and FAO: 5-day training program in regional small-scale fisheries governance
  • The SSF Guidelines in Wolof for Senegal
  • Calls to action

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SSF Guidelines Update - September 2020
  • Overview of key SSF Guidelines implementation activities in Europe
  • The SSF Guidelines are gaining momentum in Europe
  • Covid-19 sensitization for fishers and fishworkers in coastal regions of Ghana
  • FAO Global Expert Workshop on Fisheries Co-Management Guidebook
  • "Fish(ing) for Future": Sustainable fish for food security and nutrition in Africa
  • Small-scale fisheries and food security

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SSF Guidelines Update - July 2020
  • Overview of key SSF Guidelines activities in the Near East and North Africa region
  • Take part of our partners' experiences from implementing the SSF Guidelines in the region
  • Illuminating Hidden Harvests study in the spotlight at COFI virtual dialogues
  • The experience of small-scale fisheries in the face of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Training of trainers in 'gender transformative approaches'
  • Virtual dialogue on women's empowerment in fisheries now available online

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SSF Guidelines Update - June 2020
  • Special edition: Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Overview of key activities in the region
  • How the African Union facilitates implementation of the SSF Guidelines in Africa
  • "When I know there is a tool speaking for me, I feel stronger, I feel empowered" (Katosi Women Development Trust)
  • Get to know the newly formed African Advisory Group
  • Recent event: Webinar series 'Small is bountiful'
  • Recent resources: New videos explain the SSF Guidelines
  • Info about COVID-19 and small-scale fisheries compiled
  • Recent publications
  • Upcoming events
  • Call for grant applications

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SSF Guidelines Update - May 2020
  • Special edition: Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Overview of key activities in the region
  • Insights into how OSPESCA supports implementation of the SSF Guidelines in Central America
  • ‘Aligning the stars’ – A story about collective action to implement the SSF Guidelines in Costa Rica
  • Job: Small-Scale Fisheries Project Coordinator, 11 months contract, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Job: Small-Scale Fisheries Project Manager, 216 days consultancy, remote work
  • Information about COVID-19 and small-scale fisheries compiled 
  • Recent publications
  • Upcoming events

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SSF Guidelines Update - April 2020
  • Special edition: Asia and the Pacific
  • Overview of key activities in the region
  • "We use the SSF Guidelines as a point of reference that we keep coming back to"
  • "A key role ICSF plays is to lay the ground for organizations to drive the issues they care about"
  • Job: National Professional Officer in Fishery and Aquaculture Value Chains, Marshall Islands
  • Online consultation gathered thoughts on how to monitor SSF Guidelines implementation
  • Play the game “GO small-scale Fish!ng” and learn about the SSF Guidelines
  • Information about COVID-19 and small-scale fisheries compiled

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SSF Guidelines Update - March 2020
  • International Women's Day
  • Launch of a 'university' dedicated to small-scale fishers
  • Inception workshop for project in Africa to empower women
  • Advisers and legislators of the Congress of Colombia briefed on the SSF Guidelines
  • Lake zone producers’ forum in Tanzania highlights SSF Guidelines
  • Developing a national plan of action in Tanzania

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SSF Guidelines Update - February 2020
  • Online consultation: How to monitor implementation of the SSF Guidelines?
  • Training of trainers in safety at sea
  • TBTI 'Training-of-the-Trainers' program builds capacity to implement the SSF Guidelines
  • Workshop on mainstreaming small-scale fisheries in governance and policy
  • SSF Guidelines presented at international symposium on marine ecosystems challenges
  • Regional workshop on gender integration in fisheries

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SSF Guidelines Update - December 2019
  • What does FAO do to implement the SSF Guidelines?
  • Central American sub-regional meeting on the implementation of the SSF Guidelines
  • Small-scale fisheries value chains, post-harvest and trade discussed in high-level meeting
  • Technical workshop on small-scale fisheries and data collection in the Maghreb
  • Research network helps collect knowledge on small-scale fisheries
  • 18th session of the Committee for Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture of Africa (CIFAA)
  • New card game teaches the SSF Guidelines – test run at fisheries governance course
  • Parliamentarians for Global Action agreed to promote the SSF Guidelines
  • Danish institute promotes human rights in fisheries and aquaculture in Asia
  • CAOPA celebrated world fisheries day and highlighted SSF Guidelines

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SSF Guidelines Update - November 2019
  • How to secure sustainable fisheries livelihoods discussed at FAO symposium
  • Seminar promoted safety at sea and decent work in line with the SSF Guidelines
  • New session of the CECAF Working Group for Artisanal Fisheries
  • International workshop on ICT4Fisheries in practice
  • BMZ Innovation Dialogue on the future of African rural areas
  • ICSF workshop on the implementation of the SSF Guidelines at local level in India
  • Building a global knowledge sharing platform to help implement the SSF Guidelines

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SSF Guidelines Update - October 2019
  • Small-scale fisheries round table talks on partnerships and market opportunities
  • Expert Seminar on Traditional Knowledge and Indigenous Peoples' Fisheries in the Arctic
  • West Africa fishing communities receive FAO training in new fish smoking technique
  • Local communities play outsized but overlooked role in global fisheries
  • Multi-stakeholder meeting discussed resilient and equitable small-scale fisheries
  • SSF Guidelines included in recent UN University post-graduate level training
  • Expert workshop acknowledges sustainability and potential in non-certified seafood
  • Committe on World Food Security side event: Treasures of the oceans and inland waters
  • SSF Guidelines discussed at Community of Practice Workshop on Fishery Improvement Projects

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SSF Guidelines Update - September 2019
  • Indigenous peoples workshop on governance in fisheries
  • GIZ staff and consultants got to know the SSF Guidelines better
  • ICSF workshop on improving inland fisheries governance
  • Job vacancies
  • Recent publications and resources

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SSF Guidelines Update - August 2019
  • SSF Guidelines at the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC)
  • Training workshop in Cabo Verde: using the SSF Guidelines in the Coastal Fisheries Initiative (CFI)
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) training including the SSF Guidelines
  • National workshop on India's marine fisheries policy and the SSF Guidelines
  • African Expert Meeting: Operationalising a Human Rights Based Approach

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SSF Guidelines Update - July 2019
  • National workshop on social protection and fisheries in Senegal
  • International workshop on legal frameworks for small-scale fisheries
  • Pan-African workshop on Strengthening Non-State Actor (NSA) platforms
  • Recent publications and resources
  • Upcoming events

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  • Illegal fishing and poor working conditions examined
  • New tool under way to help capacitate fisherfolk organisations
  • General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) High-level conference on MedFish4Ever initiatives
  • Dialogue on Socially Responsibility in Fisheries and Aquaculture Value Chain
  • People & the Sea Conference: learning from the past, imagining the future
  • The SAMUDRA Report No. 81

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  • Figuring out 'Other Effective Area-based Conservation Measures'
  • Expert workshop on Guidelines for micro-finance, credit and insurance for small-scale fisheries in Asia
  • Workshop to strengthen small-scale fisheries organisations in Morocco
  • Indian fishworker women discussed gender issues in the primary and post-harvest sector
  • 1st Global Planning Meeting in preparation for the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
  • ICSF addresses tenure rights in small-scale fisheries through statement to UNFSA consultations
  • Capacity building workshop for women members of CAOPA
  • Visionary discussion on blue commons as an alternative to blue growth
  • MSC to enhance engagement with small-scale fisheries
  • Women in Fisheries (WIF) 2019 forum held in Barbados to celebrate International Women’s Day

 

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  • Job vacancy: Small-scale fisheries expert
  • Pacific Regional Workshop on Exploring SDG 14.b and its Indicator 14.b.1
  • Side event at the 40th session of the Human Rights Council: "Who is behind your fish?"
  • Pêcheurs du Monde
  • General Assembly meeting of the African Women Fish Processors and Traders Network, AWFishNet

 

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  • Meeting on implementing the Regional Plan of Action for small-scale fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (RPOA-SSF)
  • Small-scale fisheries contribution to reaching the SDG:s highlighted at Seafood Expo
  • Training on the SSF Guidelines in Honduras featured on national news channel
  • Japan commits to fund implementation of SSF Guidelines in Liberia
  • International Women's Day: Women in seafood call for step-up on gender equality
  • International Women's Day: Stories from women in small-scale fisheries from around the world
  • Blue Oceans Conference

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  • NGOs, researchers and journalists from around Asia team up to understand small-scale fisheries better
  • Central America consolidates small-scale fishers network of indigenous peoples
  • Development of guidelines for micro-finance, credit and insurance for small-scale fisheries in Asia
  • Multiple stakeholders came together seeking ways to an inclusive blue economy

 

 

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  • Study on small-scale fisheries commitment to implement SDG 14
  • Congress on SSF Guidelines implementation in Costa Rica
  • Small-scale fisheries academy launched in Senegal
  • New publications:
    • Assessing the implementation of the SSF Guidelines
    • December 2018 Samudra Report
    • People managing oceans
    • Social transfers to protect natural resources

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  • New publication: Fisheries Learning Exchanges
  • Gender video and policy guidance now available in Spanish and French
  • World Fisheries Day celebrations
  • Workshop on Pan-African agenda for sustainable artisanal fisheries
  • Exchanging learning and experiences in coastal fisheries
  • CBD COP14 side event: Sustainable Ocean Day - Ocean Voices
  • Small-scale fisheries make big splash at Sustainable Blue Economy Conference
  • Support small-scale fisheries! Joint the Community of Ocean Action on Sustainable Fisheries
  • Release of new publication: transdisciplinary approach to SSF

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  • CFS Side Event: Realizing the right to food from oceans and inland waters: global, regional and national efforts
  • SSF Guidelines highlighted in WTO Public Forum as a means to improve fisheries trade
  • Strengthening social protection for fishers and fish-farmers in Latin America and the Caribbean
  • 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress Transdisciplinarity and Transformation for the Future of Small-Scale Fisheries
  • Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries
  • SSF Guidelines soon in Swahili and Croatian

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  • High-Level Conference on Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea
  • FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Response in Emergencies (FARE) Training of Trainers
  • Tenure and User Rights in Fisheries 2018: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030
  • AU-IBAR FishGov workshop – Strengthening Capacity in the Fisheries Sector in Africa
  • ICSF Samudra Report
  • Film: In Ockhi's Wake: Disaster Preparedness at Sea

 

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  • West and Central Africa Regional Consultation for developing a regional small-scale fisheries action plan for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) within the African Union policy framework
  • FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI)
  • Side event on the importance of small-scale fisheries
  • Informal meeting on the Global Strategic Framework in Support of the Implementation of the SSF Guidelines (SSF-GSF)
  • SSF Guidelines new website
  • The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018, meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SOFIA 2018)

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  • Capacity development activities for SSF civil society organizations on the SSF Guidelines and VGGT
  • SSF Guidelines/VGGT Training Workshop in Brazil
  • SSF Guidelines/VGGT Training Workshop in Sri Lanka
  • SSF Guidelines/VGGT Training Workshop in Tanzania
  • 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change
  • Workshop on small-scale fisheries, cyclone Ockhi and disaster disk management
  • Small-scale fisheries in the South Workshop
  • Expert consultation on the design of a global assessment of the contributions of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development

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  • Small-scale fisheries protocol adopted in the Caribbean region
  • Asia-Pacific Fishery Commission (APFIC) 7th Regional Consultative Forum meeting
  • Transforming the governance of small-scale fisheries
  • African Union Non-State Actor Platforms

 

 

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  • Roundtable to discuss the VGGT and the relevance for Ghana’s fisheries sector
  • Video: SSF Guidelines: Gender Equity and Equality
  • Non-state actor platform established in West Africa: WANSAFA
  • Fiftieth meeting of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center Council (SEAFDEC)

 

 

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