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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.

Conclusion of the Workshop

In the concluding session of the Workshop, Jackie urged the participants to continue the important dialogue that had begun. She briefly summed up the events and discussions that had taken place over the course of the Workshop. The CSOs present at the Workshop, she said, would continue to be involved in various national and regional-level discussions, which would be crucial platforms to refine the plan of action towards implementation, and would include addressing the important processes and methodological issues. A constant endeavour, Jackie added, as was raised many times during the discussions at the Workshop, was to “take the global back to the local” and seek continued involvement and partnership at the local and community levels.

Vote of thanks

Presenting the vote of thanks, Jackie began by thanking the staff of ICSF, in particular, Ramya Rajagopalan, Sebastian and Brian, who had given leadership to the vision they shared with Chandrika for the workshop to take the implementation of the SSF Guidelines forward. Together with the other staff at ICSF, especially with the support and hard work of Venugopalan, they had ensured that this meeting was a success.

Jackie thanked Vishnu, Sumana, Seema, Shuddhawati and Karthik, for investi