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ICSF's Pondy Workshop sets sights on implementing FAO SSF Guidelines July 24,2014   |  Source: ICSF |  Alert Type(s): Samudra Exclusive , Samudra News Special

At the end of a 4-day workshop organized by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), titled “Towards Socially Just and Sustainable Fisheries: On Implementing the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication”, held at Pondicherry, India, between 21 and 24 July 2014, around 70 participants from 20 countries in Asia, Africa, the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe agreed to take forward the agenda of ensuring the implementation of the SSF Guidelines to realize socially just and sustainable fisheries for small-scale fishing communities around the world.

The workshop participants included ICSF Members and representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs), governments, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and academia who have been engaging with the development of the SSF Guidelines.

The Guidelines have been developed through a consultative and participatory process that dates to 2010, and directly involves representatives of governments and CSOs who have been active both in proposals and in formulation.

ICSF has provided leadership to the CSO community in all major consultations leading to the development of the Guidelines. In the


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