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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.

Fishing Communities and Implementation of the SSF Guidelines: Issues Arising from Local, National and Regional Contexts

The objective of this session was to hear from the invited fisher community representatives about their life and livelihood experiences that illustrated the relevance of key elements in the SSF Guidelines. These experiences—narrated through representations from various regions—would serve as examples that would inform the discussions to follow on identifying the key priorities for the implementation of the SSF Guidelines, the levels at which effective implementation could take place and the process of developing the strategies needed. In keeping with ICSF’s commitment to derive from, and feed back into, the work at the local level, and through the communities themselves, the session solicited important lessons, challenges and opportunities that were faced in varying contexts.

Based on language considerations and to allow for more in-depth discussions, the participants (and presenters) were divided into two groups. Group I heard presentations from the Netherlands, Costa Rica and Honduras (Central America), the Caribbean and West Africa. Group II heard presentations from India, Thailand, Indonesia and Brazil.

GROUP I

The Netherlands

Inland fisheries in the Netherlands

Presenters: