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

Illuminating Hidden Harvests: the contributions of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development.


Global launch of the report

Date: 16 March 2023

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The event is happening twice and will be in English with interpretation into French and Spanish.

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8:30-10:00 am Rome (CET) / 2:30-4:00 pm Bangkok (ICT)


11am-12:30 pm New York (EDT) / 4-5:30 pm Rome (CET)


Malaysia room (B227) at FAO headquarters and virtual

Illuminating Hidden Harvests is a global initiative of FAO, Duke University, and WorldFish to generate and disseminate new evidence about the importance of small-scale fisheries to inform policy and practice. A major output is the Illuminating Hidden Harvest: The contributions of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development (IHH) report, which assesses the current environmental, economic, gender, food security and nutrition, and governance dimensions of small-scale fisheries globally. Over 800 authors and experts worldwide contributed to the report. 

 The IHH report will be launched through a hybrid webinar on 16 March 2023 to recap key findings and tie them to recommendations of the report. In a conversation with small-scale fisheries stakeholders from government, small-scale fisheries organizations and research, the launch will explore how the methods and findings can transform understanding of national small-scale fisheries and contribute to improvements in policy, legislation, statistics and monitoring as well as targeted support and recognition of small-scale fisheries.

Find out more about Illuminating Hidden Harvests here.

Given the limited number of seats available, in person participation will be limited and granted on a first come, first served basis.