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


Meeting notes from a multi-stakeholder meeting in Penang, hosted by WorldFish and attended by more than 40 representatives of, FAO, environmental NGOs (ENGOs), social justice NGOs, research organizations, intergovernmental organizations, fishers’ movements, fisher representative platforms and indigenous peoples. Read the report [...]
This review was commissioned by FAO with a view to strengthening social protection systems in support of sustainable rural poverty reduction, in FAO members’ countries. It also responds to a call from the 2016 conference “Building a future for sustainable small-scale [...]
This conference, FishAdapt: the global conference on climate change adaptation for fisheries and aquaculture, held in Bangkok from 8 to 10 August, 2016, provided a forum for scientists, development professionals and natural resource managers working in the context of fisheries, [...]
This document includes eight studies showcasing good practices in support of sustainable small-scale fisheries. FAO commissioned these studies aiming to share experiences and promote the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food [...]
Between 29 November and 3 December, 2017, Cyclone Ockhi devastated hundreds of lives and livelihoods of coastal fishing communities in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, India. This study assesses the impacts of the cyclone on fishing communities and the mechanisms in [...]
Dr. Xavier Basurto presentation of the project "Illuminating Hidden Harvests: The contribution of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development" at WorldFish’s headquarters in Penang, Malaysia. His talk introduced the process and methodology to develop this new study that seeks to answer [...]
Program brief on the partnership project Illuminating Hidden Harvests by FAO, WorldFish and Duke University. The project encompasses pre-harvesting, harvesting and post-harvesting sectors of inland and marine small-scale fisheries, delving deeper into the social, environmental, economic and governance effects and [...]
This information note seeks to highlight the human rights aspects of the goals and targets relating to food security and small-scale fisheries (SSF), particularly from the perspectives of the right to adequate food, and to demonstrate how this interrelationship plays [...]
The daily food and incomes of billions of people, particularly the rural poor, are determined by their access to land, fisheries and forests. Societies decide and regulate access to these resources through systems of tenure. Paul Munro-Faure, Deputy Director and [...]
Fisheries and aquaculture are a significant source of livelihoods and contribute to the food security of hundreds of millions of people. Notwithstanding, small-scale fishers, fish famers, boat crew members, fish-processors, fish traders and fish processing workers often face serious labour related [...]
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