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

News and events

EAFM training including the SSF Guidelines
12/08/2019 - 23/08/2019 Yangon, Myanmar
The SSF Guidelines refer to the ecosystem approach to fisheries as an important principle but how do you integrate the two concepts? A training course in Myanmar in August allowed for discussions on how the ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) and the SSF Guidelines are linked and complementary. The FAO-GEF...
More than 160 representatives, including government officials, fishers and fisheries-related stakeholders, NGOs, CSOs, IGOs and academics from 42 countries gathered in Yeosu, Republic of Korea, in mid September. The meeting Tenure and User Rights in Fisheries 2018: Achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 looked at tenure and user rights in coastal, inland...
Marine and inland fisheries provide millions of people around the globe with food security and livelihood opportunities. Advancing knowledge on how the world's marine and inland capture fisheries are accessed, used, and managed using various types of rights-based approaches (RBAs) is a crucial step towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals...
SSF Guidelines/VGGT Training Workshop in Brazil
18/06/2018 - 21/06/2018 Olinda, Brazil
Movimento dos pescadores e pescadoras artesanais (MPP), in collaboration with the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), other organizations representing traditional small-scale fisheries communities in Brazil and guests from WFFP member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, co-organized a workshop to promote knowledge on documents representing international consensus on how policy,...
SSF Guidelines/VGGT Training Workshop in Sri Lanka
11/06/2018 - 14/06/2018 Nagombo, Sri Lanka
In June 2018, the National Fisheries Solidarity Organization (NAFSO) organized a training for around 40 representative of small-scale fisheries organizations from different regions of the country, in Negombo, Sri Lanka. During the workshop, FAO and NAFSO reaffirmed the importance of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) and the SSF Guidelines for...
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