Learn | Share | Grow
What is the SSF Hub?
The Small-Scale Fisheries Resource and Collaboration Hub is an online, interactive, and multilingual platform for small-scale fishers, fish workers, and their communities and allies. It provides access to free tools and resources to strengthen small-scale fisheries governance and community development. As a collaborative space, the SSF Hub is meant to be used by those working in and with small-scale fishing communities to implement the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines).
The SSF Hub is a growing global platform and community to inspire and empower people to elevate the profile of small-scale fisheries on the global agenda and strengthen these fisheries for a better future.
It will continue to evolve and adapt to the needs of small-scale fishing communities. We are regularly adding resources, stories, materials, and other content and welcome your feedback, suggestions, and questions. Please contact us by using the website contact form or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SSF Hub Mission
The SSF Hub creates an opportunity to learn, share information, and enhance capacities for all small-scale fishery stakeholders. It aims to address small-scale fisheries governance and community development, to support the well-being of small-scale fishing communities and sustainable use of resources. We envision for the SSF Hub to contribute to small-scale fisheries and communities that are resilient, thriving, and implementing the SSF Guidelines.
SSF Hub Objectives
The objectives of the SSF Hub are to:
- Share knowledge, tools, resources and processes developed by participants in forms that are accessible by, and relatable to, all Hub users.
- Connect Hub members in direct and meaningful ways and provide a platform to share stories and learnings.
- Strengthen partnerships and collaboration with organizations working in and with small-scale fisheries.
How was the SSF Hub developed?
The SSF Hub was developed in a participatory and consultative way. Over 100 people from 19 different countries - representing fisher organizations, conservation groups, and advisors - provided feedback through its initial development. Based on feedback from members and visitors to the site, we will continue to make changes and improvements. Share your feedback and ideas for improvements by contacting us.
How can I get involved?
We welcome your active participation and contributions! You can:
- Become a member
- Share your story
- Contribute to a discussion
- Submit a resource, tool, or other materials
- Submit events
To watch video tutorials with guidance on these steps (and more) visit this page. To stay informed, sign up for our newsletter.
User feedback survey
Your feedback and suggestions will help the site continue to evolve and adapt to the needs of small-scale fishing communities. Take the survey here.
Hub partners are those organizations that actively contribute to the Hub and achievement of the vision, mission, and objectives of the Hub. The Partnership Charter can be found here. Please email us if you are interested in becoming a partner.