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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.

Introductory Session : Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop/ Dedication of the Workshop to Chandrika Sharma

Moderators: Vivienne Solis Rivera and Juan Carlos Cárdenas

In the formal introductory session of the Workshop, Juan Carlos Cárdenas, Centro Ecoceanos, welcomed the participants and hoped that the Workshop would be a fruitful meeting where people would share ideas, discuss issues faced by coastal communities and indigenous peoples, draw together different practices, and merge ideas and energies as a collective. He also emphasized the need to work on all three levels—local, national and global—in order to successfully bring about the implementation of the SSF Guidelines.

Vivienne Solis Rivera, R.L CoopeSoliDar, in dedicating the Workshop to Chandrika Sharma, highlighted Chandrika’s various contributions in the fight to protect the rights of people. She hoped that Chandrika’s work, which would continue to guide the Workshop over the coming days, would help build a collective vision in putting together a key structure for the work that lay ahead. The dedication, she added, was extended to all those who had committed their lives and work to the upliftment of small-scale fishing communities and who could not be present at the Workshop. She then invited V Vivekanandan, Member, ICSF, to introduce the life and work of Thoma