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

IYAFA 2022 | Small in scale, big in value: Stocktaking, partnerships and solutions in support of small-scale fisheries



The IYAFA 2022 UN Oceans side event will provide information to delegates to inform their deliberations on SDG 14.b in particular, but also on 14.4, while emphasizing interlinkages between Sustainable Development Goal 14 and other Goals towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It will provide an opportunity to leverage action on the occasion of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 as a major milestone to achieving SDG 14.b and to ensure sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development that leaves no one behind. 

This side event will take us on an inspiring journey across regions, told by fishers, fish workers, policy makers, and others on how to provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets.



Nicole Franz, Equitable Livelihoods team leader, FAO

Welcome remarks 

César Rodrigo Landa Arroyo, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peru

Initial statements 

Annette Davidsen, Political Adviser for the Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy, Norway

Matilda Ernkrans, Minister for Development Cooperation, Sweden 

Editrudith Lukanga, IPC Working Group on Fisheries, Tanzania

Resource stewards

Chief Gary Harrison, IPC Working Group on Fisheries, United States of America

Ridwan Mulyana, Director of Fisheries Resource Management, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Indonesia

Miguel Bernal, Senior Fishery Officer, General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM)

Value for all 

Margaret Nakato, IPC Working Group on Fisheries, Uganda 

Emmanuel Bulayi, Director of Fisheries, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania 

Shakuntala Thilsted, Value Chains & Nutrition Research Leader, WorldFish 

Closing remarks

Maria Helena Semedo, Deputy Director General, FAO