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

Resources

2020
The aim of this report is to present evidence towards how Information and Communication Technologies for Small-scale Fisheries (ICT4SSF) might enable and support the implementation of the FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food [...]
https://youtu.be/uOQ8F4LVyh0
2020
This video explains what Chapter 5 of the SSF Guidelines is about.
2020
FAO is custodian agency for several SDG indicators, including SDG target 14.b that aims to “Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets”. The related indicator is SDG Indicator 14.b.1, “Progress by countries in adopting and implementing [...]
2020
This document summarizes research on the intersection of gender and wild-caught fisheries, exploring the ways in which fisheries offer important entry points to enhance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment while also contributing to more effective interventions and more sustainable [...]
2019
Published by International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Download Also available in Ewe (Ghana), Ga (Ghana), Fante (Ghana), Nzema (Ghana), Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Hindi, Marathi , Spanish, Khmer, Bahasa, Laos, Vietnamese, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Urdu, Thai, Burmese
2017
Issue Paper This document explores experiences with aquatic protected areas building on work presented at the IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) held in Sydney, Australia, on 12–19 November 2014, in the context of livelihoods and food security. It includes: (i) ten [...]
2015
The SSF Guidelines are the result of a bottom-up participatory development process based on the recommendations of the Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth Sessions of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI). Between 2010 and 2013, FAO facilitated a global process that involved [...]
2015
The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) are the first international instrument dedicated entirely to the immensely important – but until now often neglected – small-scale fisheries sector. The [...]
2015
Fisheries-dependent communities and in particular small-scale fishers are exposed to different social, political and economic risks and vulnerabilities. They face social and political marginalization, poverty is widespread and coupled with poor working conditions. The livelihoods of coastal and inland fishing [...]
2015
Using small-scale fisheries as an illustrative case, this publication explores how social protection interventions can be used to reduce the vulnerability and strengthen the resilience of households and communities that depend principally on renewable natural resources to sustain their livelihoods [...]