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International Workshop on: Towards Socially Just and Sustainable Fisheries: ICSF Workshop on Implementing the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines)
  • :2014
  • :98
  • :978 93 80802 33 6
Abstract

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON

Towards Socially Just and Sustainable Fisheries: ICSF Workshop on Implementing
the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries
in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines)

Report

This publication is a report of the proceedings of the ICSF Pondy Workshop, which focused on the FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). The workshop brought together 71 participants from 20 countries representing civil society organizations, governments, FAO, academia and fishworker organizations from both the marine and inland fisheries sectors.

This report will be found useful for fishworker organizations, researchers, policymakers, members of civil society and anyone interested in small-scale fisheries, food security and poverty eradication.

Preface


The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) organized a workshop entitled “Towards Socially Just and Sustainable Fisheries: Implementing the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines)”, in Puducherry, India, between 21 and 24 July 2014. The Workshop marked the first civil society organization (CSO)-led meeting that was organized to address the implementation of the SSF Guidelines since its adoption at the 31st session of the Committee on Fisheries (COFI 31) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in June 2014. The Workshop preceded the 26th session of the General Body meeting of ICSF. It paid tribute to the memory of Chandrika Sharma, former Executive Secretary of ICSF—who was on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 that went missing on 8 March 2014—recognizing her invaluable role in promoting and fighting for the rights of small-scale fishers, and for being a key leader in steering the process leading to the adoption of the SSF Guidelines.

The Workshop brought together CSOs, fishworker organizations (FWOs), fisher community representatives, and representatives of regional and internation