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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.

Implementing the SSF Guidelines: A Perspective from FAO

Presenter: Nicole Franz

Moderators: René Schärer and Beatriz Mesquita Pedrosa Ferreira

Nicole Franz, Fisheries Analyst, FAO, outlined the organization’s strategy and expected outcomes during the next phase of implementation of the SSF Guidelines. She began her presentation by drawing attention to Part III of the text of the instrument, which was particularly relevant to their implementation.

Ensuring an enabling environment and supporting implementation

10. Policy coherence, institutional co-ordination and collaboration

11. Information, research and communication

12. Capacity development

13. Implementation support and monitoring

The proposal for a Global Assistance Programme (GAP) was introduced at the 29th session of COFI, but it was in 2013 that FAO started to consider the process more specifically: for example, a workshop on “Strengthening Organizations and Collective Action in Fisheries”, was held in March 2013 in Rome; an e-consultation on the implementation process solicited and received inputs from CSOs, individuals, community representatives and organizations in