• Tanzania SSF Guidelines: lake appeal

      Lukanga, Editrudith (2017)
      A workshop in Tanzania focused on building capacity to improve small-scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication.
    • Tanzania SSF workshop: tackling a dilemma

      Thani, Ali; Slade, Lorna (2017)
      Follow-up activities, led by fisheries officials and fisher representatives, have begun in Tanzania on how to carry forward the process of implementing the FAO SSF Guidelines.
    • Tanzania: labour, fraught with danger

      Mwaipopo, Rosemarie N. (2017)
      The sociocultural, economic and policy contexts in Tanzania have made fishers vulnerable to environmental, social and work-related problems.
    • Tanzania: learning, sharing, acting

      Slade, Lorna; Thani, Ali (2016)
      A workshop held at the coastal town of Bagamoyo during 17—18 August 2015 addressed the role of the SSF Guidelines in meeting the challenges of coastal communities in Tanzania.
    • This time for Africa

      Gorez, Béatrice (2016)
      Celebrations of the World Fisheries Day 2015 revealed that Africa's artisanal and small-scale fishers are emerging from the shadows to forge a common, united front.
    • Timor-Leste: strong women, strong nation

      Lopes, Joctan dos Reis; Duarte, Agustinha; Tilley, Alexander (2020)
      Innovative research in the Southeast Asian island nation of Timor-Leste has obtained data to help close the gender gap and provide food security for the local community. In October 2018, Leocaldia de Araujo, a fisherwoman from a village of 300 people at the northern tip of Timor-Leste’s Atauro Island, stepped quietly but confidently on to a stage in the capital, Dili. She was representing women fishers and fishworkers at the National Fisher Forum, the largest fisheries-focused gathering in Timor-Leste since independence. Her presence in front of a predominantly male crowd represented the start of a change taking place in Timor-Leste and its fisheries. She referred to herself and her community as an example of ami povu ki’ik (the poor and marginalized) that need to be heard.
    • Towards food sovereignty

      Gopalan, Radha (2016)
      In the context of the SSF Guidelines, the need now is to progressively work towards achieving food sovereignty for the small-scale fishing communities and fishworkers.
    • Towards workplace dignity

      International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) (2017)
      With the impending entry into force of the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188) of the International Labour Organization, it is now up to governments to take it forward.
    • Uganda: fighting HIV and AIDS

      Gisselquist, David (2016)
      African fisherfolk suffering from HIV are subject to stigma, denigration and disempowerment, all of which weaken their voice in civil society...
    • UNCLOS: many a slip

      Sellars, Kirsten (2020)
      The 1960 UN Conference on the Law of the Sea failed to reach agreement on the breadth of the territorial sea and fishing limits, with India, Chile and Ecuador playing decisive roles. The road to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) was littered with failed treaty-making conferences. In 1930, a League of Nations conference broke up without a decision over territorial waters. In 1958, a UN conference failed to agree on the breadth of the territorial sea and associated fishing limits. In 1960, a follow-up UN conference to decide these two outstanding questions collapsed.
    • US: relief misdirected

      Rogers, Heidi Anne (2020)
      Small-scale fisheries are important for the food security of the United States. Yet relief measures during the COVID-19 pandemic favour industrial operators, and are unsustainable. When the global COVID-19 pandemic hit the US in March 2020, no one knew for certain what it would mean for the seafood industry, let alone small- to mid-scale fishing operations. With most restaurants, hotels and catering services forced to shut down or drastically curtail operations, and with the complete shutdown of schools and universities, the demand for seafood reduced by nearly 80 per cent. Alongside this, transportation restrictions to stem the tide of the virus broke the supply chains of fishing operations.
    • Vietnam: fisheries legislation, re-visiting the law

      Hien, Than Thi (2018)
      The government of Vietnam seeks to empower the country's fishermen through the landmark passage of an amended fisheries law
    • Vietnam: Learning from experience

      Hien, Than Thi (2020)
      The fishing industry in south-central Vietnam relies on co-management and the ecosystem-based approach to fisheries management (EAFM) to sustain the health of coastal marine areas. Vietnam’s 3,260-km coastline hosts a diversity of marine resources such as coral reefs and seagrass beds as well as more than 1,080 species of fish. The health of Vietnam’s coastal and marine ecosystems is fundamental to the food security, livelihoods and social stability of more than 4 mn Vietnamese people who directly or indirectly benefit from the exploitation of marine resources. Small-scale fisheries are abundant in Bind Dinh, located in the south-central coast of Vietnam, making up nearly 40 per cent of the country’s small-scale fishing fleet. Fishing is a common source of livelihood and income generation at the household level.
    • Vietnam: learning from warnings

      Hien, Than Thi; Cong, Nguyen Van; Thao, Nguyen Thi (2018)
      A recent Consultation Workshop discussed awareness and policy support to protect ecosystems, reduce illegal fishing and promote co-management in the central coastal region of Vietnam.
    • Weather/forecasting: a fishers’ forecaster

      Martin, Max (2018)
      Action research by the University of Sussex is bringing fishermen and scientists together to track wind, and waves and save lives. Seen from the air, Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of Kerala state in south India, looks like a magic carpet – a long strip of golden sand separating a vast green canopy of coconut palms and the turquoise shimmer of the Arabian Sea. These sandy shores are home to the largest concentration of artisanal marine fishers in this part of the world – 42 villages spread along a 48-mile coastline. Many of these fishers are poor.
    • West Africa: fishmeal, mealy deal

      Gorez, Béatrice (2018)
      For West African artisanal fishing communities, the fishmeal boom may be a bonanza for a few, but is a curse for most
    • West Africa: illegal fishing, the black hole in the seas

      Belhabib, Dyhia (2017)
      In terms of human dimensions, illegal fishing in West Africa has several far-ranging implications for small-scale fishers and communities.
    • Women in fisheries: eight shells

      Rivera, Vivienne Solis (2018)
      The voices of the women of the sea were heard loud and clear at a learning exchange aimed at strengthening the capacities of fisherwomen in the backdrop of the SSF Guidelines. Women from marine fishing communities of Barbados, St Kitts, Grenada, and Belize visited Tárcoles and Chomes in Puntarenas and the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica as part of a women’s learning exchange aimed at strengthening the capacities of fisherwomen in the backdrop of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (the SSF Guidelines).
    • Women rising: a critical look at Towards gender-equitable small-scale fisheries governance and development: a handbook by Nilanjana Biswas

      Neis, Barbara (2018)
      A critical look at Towards Gender-equitable Small-scale fisheries Governance and Development: A Handbook by Nilanjana Biswas, published by the FAO, in 2017
    • Working for fishers

      International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) (2017)
      The Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188) of the International Labour Organization (ILO) aims to protect and promote decent work and living conditions on board fishing vessels.