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

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Regarded as one of the main Brazilian public policies aimed at artisanal fishers, the Unemployment Insurance for Artisanal Fishers (Seguro-Desemprego do Pescador Artesanal), also known as Seguro-Defeso, acts both as a social protection and an environmental protection policy. The Seguro-Defeso is a benefit directed at professional small-scale (artisanal) fishers, whose...
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In Latin America there are various social protection mechanisms created by organizations of artisanal fishers and small-scale fish farmers, as a substitute response to the absence of official, government led, systems. Some barriers to access social protection programs include labor informality, which makes fishers, fish-farmers and fish-workers invisible...
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Women in the informal sector In Tunisia 32.4% of women and girls live in rural areas. They represent 50.4% of the total rural population (Government of Tunisia), therefore, they are considered as key development actors and play a strategic role in national food security. Women in rural areas face greater difficulties...
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On Tuesday, April 5th, the First Meeting of the Inter-institutional Group on Social Protection for Fisheries and Aquaculture - GIPRO, was held. This group is made up of key public and private entities in the fisheries and aquaculture sector and social protection in the country. It was created within the...
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The SocPro4Fish project is a component within the “Responsible use of fisheries and aquaculture resources for sustainable development” project funded by NORAD. The project component 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...
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