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

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The following text gives a brief overview of the initiatives that have taken place in the Near East and North African (NENA) region since the endorsement of the SSF Guidelines. These initiatives align with the findings and recommendations of the regional consultation held in 2015 'Towards the implementation of the...
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What is the history of the SSF Guidelines in the Near East and North Africa? The Near East and North African region represents a unique convergence of complex ecological, economic and social features. For centuries, the region has offered coastal communities a bounty of aquatic resources, which has helped forge the...
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A multitude of actors in Latin America and the Caribbean were active in the formulation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). Their engagement helped shape this important set of guidelines and also made them keen adopters...
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The text below describes the work of the Marine Responsible Fishing Areas and Marine Territories of Life Network, supported by the Professional Services Cooperative for Social Solidarity (CoopeSoLiDar R.L.) and the Costa Rican Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (INCOPESCA) to support implementation of the SSF Guidelines in Costa Rica. It...
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In the context of implementing the SSF Guidelines, FAO has supported capacity development among indigenous peoples, and also supported the indigenous peoples' own initiative to establish the Alliance of Central American Indigenous Fishers (Alianza de Pescadores Indígenas Centroamericanos in Spanish) on December 7th, 2018 in San José, Costa Rica. Photo...
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