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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 5

Annexure 5


Feedback from Participants

The participants of the workshop were asked the following questions and their responses combined.

Relevance of the Workshop

1. Overall relevance of the workshop to your area of work

Participants were unanimous in noting that overall, the workshop was very relevant to their work.

2. Presentations made in the workshop

Overall the presentations were interesting and enlightening but some participants felt they needed a stronger connection to the Guidelines. However, they noted that the presentations gave the broad picture of small-scale fisheries issues in different contexts and highlighted the long process ahead of us. A few participants felt that some presentations were too long, and that more time for discussion was needed.

3. Field Trip to Nagapattinam

Participants felt the field trip was excellent, well organized and very interesting even if the trip was rather long.

4. Field Trip to Pondicherry

The field trip, participants, noted was excellent and that several of them learnt quite a bit from the interactions.