Global closing event

Towards a new era of support for small-scale fisheries and aquaculture

March 31, 2023, 12:30-14:00 CET
Sheikh Zayed Centre, FAO, Rome | Hybrid

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The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2022 the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022). FAO is the lead agency for celebrating the year in collaboration with other relevant organizations and bodies of the United Nations system.

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Global Action Plan

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Communications Handbook

Find out more about how you can take part and promote #IYAFA2022 by reading our Communications Handbook.


Visual Identity Guidelines

This guide is designed to help all those who wish to take part in activities and events related to the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022. Learn how to use our visual identity and make it your own!

Behind every Year there's a solid team!

Working behind the scenes, a strong team composed of representatives of countries and organizations leads hundreds of activities to promote the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture. Find out more here.


As IYAFA 2022 falls within the UN Decade of Family Farming (UNDFF 2019-2028), the two celebrations will reinforce one another in providing greater visibility to small-scale producers. Similarly, the Year can act as a springboard towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) by 2030, in particular SDG 14.b.