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
SocPro4Fish Updates| 2023 Takeaways

In this last edition of the year of the SocPro4Fish’s updates, we'll explore key takeaways and achievements of 2023. Delve into interesting papers,...

SocPro4Fish Updates | Paraguay

Welcome to the updates of SocPro4Fish project! In this...

Workshop in celebration of World Food Day 2023

On Tuesday, October 4, the workshop entitled "Social Protection, Food and Nutrition Security and Water Resources: An Integrated Approach for a Sustainable...

Spotlight on social protection for fishers and fish workers

Small-scale fishers often work in arduous conditions, facing many dangers, with no access to social security schemes. Investing in social protection...

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.