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

Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH): A snapshot of key findings webinar

23/11/2021 - 23/11/2021 Virtual

A “first look” at some key findings from the upcoming IHH report

Date: Tuesday 23 November 2021

Time:The webinar is being held twice to account for different time zones:

  • 8-9:30 am Rome (CET) / 2-3:30 pm Bangkok (ICT) / 6-7:30 pm Sydney (AEST) OR

  • 10-11:30 am New York (EST) / 12-1:30 pm Sao Paulo (BRT) / 4-5:30 pm Rome (CET)

Language: The webinar will be in English with live interpretation into French and Spanish

This 90-minute webinar will provide a snapshot of some key findings from the IHH report. Due out in 2022, the IHH report ties together the efforts of nearly 800 authors and experts to contribute to a more complete picture of small-scale fisheries.Drawing on a tapestry of methods, including 58 country and territory case studies, the report examines the current environmental, social, economic and governance contributions of marine and inland small-scale fisheries at global and local scales. In this webinar, the IHH chapter leads will share a few key findings from the report and respond to audience members' questions during the Q&A session.

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Webinar agenda

  • Welcome remarks:

  • Overview:

    • Giulia Gorelli, FAO

    • Maria del Mar Mancha Cisneros, Duke University

  • Key findings: Presented by the IHH report leads on the environment, social and nutrition, gender, economic and governance dimensions:

    • Nico Gutierrez and Simon Funge-Smith, FAO

    • Dave Mills, WorldFish

    • Sarah Harper, University of British Columbia, and Danika Kleiber, WorldFish and James Cook University

    • Nicole Franz, FAO, and John Virdin, Duke University

    • Xavier Basurto, Duke University

  • Question and answer session: Participants will be invited to submit questions to the webinar speakers. Facilitated by webinar moderators:

    • Vera Agostini, Deputy Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO

    • Lena Westlund, Consultant, FAO

  • Closing remarks:

    • Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO.

Participants are encouraged to submit any questions in advance by emailing [email protected]

We look forward to your active participation.

About the IHH initiative

Led by FAO, Duke University, and WorldFish, the IHH initiative aims to generate and disseminate new evidence about the importance of small-scale fisheries to inform policy and practice. A major output of the initiative is a comprehensive research report based on a new and novel methodology. Due out in 2022, the IHH report looks holistically at the environmental, social, economic and governance contributions of small-scale fisheries globally.

The IHH findings will contribute to the growing body of evidence on the role and values of small-scale fisheries. Critically, the initiative will help to put much needed data and information into the hands of countries, regions and small-scale fisheries advocates to emphasize the diverse and vital contributions of small-scale fisheries.