IYAFA 2022

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IYAFA 2022

Final Report

The International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA) 2022 was an opportunity to highlight the importance of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture for our food systems, livelihoods, culture and the environment.
This report provides a summary overview of the objectives, activities and recommendations of the IYAFA 2022. It aims to motivate relevant stakeholders to ensure that the end of the Year is the beginning of a new era of support for small-scale fisheries and aquaculture.

 In celebration of IYAFA, the Small-Scale Fisheries Resource & Collaboration Hub (SSF Hub) hosted a year-long campaign to highlight important topics, voiced by small-scale fishers and fish workers. The activities of the campaign aimed to facilitate the exchange of stories, best practices, and drive actions needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of small-scale fishers worldwide.


Fisher Declarations

Following IYAFA 2022, the SSF Hub is collecting and sharing policy recommendations and declarations to help drive action on the issues that are important to small-scale fishing actors and stakeholders. Click the links below to read some of the statements from the SSF Hub Community. If you would like to share content, please contact the SSF Hub. 

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Fisher Voices Campaign

In celebration of IYAFA, the SSF Hub hosted a year-long campaign made up of four interconnected components intended to collect and elevate the needs of small-scale fishers, fish workers and community members to drive action at local, national and regional levels. Learn more about the videos, dialogues, webinars, and policy action toolkits that make up the Fisher Voices Campaign, IYAFA 2022. 

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Community Accomplishments

Explore some of the work that SSF Hub partners and community members conducted over the course of IYAFA. 

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