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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.

Annexure 4

Annexure 4


Report on Nagapattinam Field Trip: Traditional Governance Systems: Good Practices in Fisheries Management, Governance and Women’s Role in Governance and Post-harvest Fish Trade

The field visit began at 7 a.m. on the beach at Tharangambadi village in Nagapattinam district, a three-and-a-half hour bus ride away from the workshop venue. The group first visited the auction site to witness the auction of the day’s catch. What particularly impressed the participants was the manner in which the auction was being carried out, as did the presence of many women who were the principal buyers of fish at the auction. After breakfast at the community hall in the village, the participants were taken to a hotel in Karaikal (the nearest town) to freshen up and were brought back to the community hall for a meeting with members of the ooru panchayat (the local unit of governance).

Interactions with the ooru panchayat

Ten members of the ooru panchayat, including the head of the panchayat, were present at the meeting. Vivek who played the role of facilitator and translator of the session, introduced ICSF and the membe