Social Protection for Fisheries and Aquaculture (SocPro4Fish)

The Social Protection for Fisheries and Aquaculture project (SocPro4Fish) advocates for the urgent need to turn short-term responses to the COVID-19 crisis into long-term strategies to recover from shocks now and in a sustainable and equitable way, so that vulnerable communities and countries do not have to be rescued later, when shocks are compounded. As a result, it seeks to integrate climate action into COVID-19 response, especially through supporting access to social protection and economic inclusion, targeting the specific needs of the most vulnerable and at risk men and women. The latter allows planning for an inclusive and sustainable recovery while strengthening the resilience of rural households through effective and responsive gender-sensitive social protection systems.

In the field
Strategy meeting advances social protection efforts in Tunisia's fisheries sector

The Inter-institutional Technical Committee on Social Protection in the Fishing Sector in Tunisia held a meeting on Tuesday, 26 of March. The session...

Workshop Reveals Findings of Social Protection Survey for Small-Scale Fishers in Tunisia

On Wednesday, March 27, 2024, in Tunis, the FAO, alongside the Ministry of Social Affairs, the Ministry of Agriculture, Hydraulic Resources and Fisheries,...

SocPro4Fish Updates| Brasilia Workshop

Second issue of the SocPro4Fish Updates for this year! In this edition, we are excited to bring you highlights from the recent workshop held in Brazil,...

Fish Forum 2024 Workshop

At the recent Fish Forum 2024 in Antalya, Turkey, experts gathered to discuss how to improve support for fishers. The workshop, organized by FAO's SocPro4Fish...

Key publications

For the first time since the benefit was introduced 30 years ago, a study conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), evaluated the socioeconomic impacts of this social protection programme on small-scale fishers and their families.


This FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper is aimed primarily at policymakers, development partners, civil society organizations and practitioners managing the design and implementation of fisheries policies and social protection interventions and providing technical and/or financial support to both sectors.