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

Building equity into sustainable seafood sourcing: A tale of two tuna fisheries


Despite their vital role in contribution to food security and nutrition, poverty eradication, equitable development and sustainable resource utilisation, small-scale fisheries continue to be marginalised. This imbalance is directly addressed by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and particularly through Target 14.b ("provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets"). On their part, businesses and governments should support the sector and the benefits that can be derived from using the SDGs as a framework for a more holistic approach to ensure that small-scale fisheries, and the communities and seas that they are part of, thrive.

Read more in this article by Joseph Zelasney, Rui Bing Zheng, Zacari Edwards and Helen Packer (published in INFOFISH International 6/2019).