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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.

Day 4: Reporting of Group Discussions in Plenary

Moderators: Venkatesh Salagrama and Rosemarie Nyigulila Mwaipopo

Each group summarized their discussions in 10-minute presentations, and a detailed discussion followed.

Group 1: Latin America

Rapporteurs: Vivienne Solis Rivera and Juan Carlos Cárdenas

In response to Q1, the group felt that the space that civil society and CSOs occupied must be independent and separate from government and corporations in the context of decisionmaking. The processes would involve a review of the local and national consultation processes, and the involvement of other partner groups. The communities should be the centre of the process of empowerment and advocacy. Other sectors should also be included, and there would be the need for legitimising indigenous peoples’ traditional practices and integrating the theme of the SSF Guidelines in important international conferences.

The priorities (Q2) identified included: (i) the need for fishing and land management to prioritise the interests of small-scale fisheries; (ii) community participation and governance; (iii) individual and collective human rights (recognizing that in Latin America there is a violation of human ri