SSF Hub Presents: Fisher Voices, IYAFA 2022
“IYAFA 2022 aims to focus world attention on the role that small-scale fisheries, fish farmers and fish workers play in food security and nutrition, poverty eradication and sustainable natural resource use - thereby increasing global understanding and action to support them."
The United Nations declared 2022 the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022). IYAFA 2022 aims to focus world attention on the role that small-scale fishers, fish farmers and fish workers play in human well-being, food security and nutrition, poverty eradication and sustainable natural resource use. During this time, it is important for fishers to be involved in shaping the dialogue and elevating the issues that are important to them and their livelihoods - thereby increasing global understanding and action to support them.
In celebration of IYAFA, the Small-Scale Fisheries Resource & Collaboration Hub (SSF Hub) is hosting a year-long campaign to highlight important topics, voiced by small-scale fishers and fish workers. The activities of the campaign aim to facilitate the exchange of stories, best practices, and drive actions needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of small-scale fishers worldwide.
The SSF Hub: Fisher Voices campaign is made up of four interconnected components intended to collect and elevate the needs of SSF fishers, fish workers and community members to drive action at local, national and regional levels.
Individual videos to capture small-scale fisher voices on a variety of topics. Fishers are able to directly share their opinions, concerns, and needs with a global audience.
Community-based conversations on topics and issues affecting small-scale fishers.
Geographically focused events where fishers and fishing organization representatives to directly share their concerns with a global audience.
A collection of resources and materials to help drive action and policy changes in support of small-scale fisheries at the local, regional and international level.