Fisheries policy, governance & management

Fisheries policy, governance & management

How can you build a strong governance and management system for your fishery and community? Fisheries governance systems, formal or informal, help make and enforce rules about our fisheries. Co-management and participatory decision-making help ensure that fisheries management benefits local communities. Start here to learn about secure tenure and co-management and explore other resources in the sub-categories below.

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Discussions

Image the (Un)Imaginable: Revitalizing Small-Scale Fisheries In Europe

Under the theme ‘Imagine the (Un)Imaginable’, the congress provides a platform for an open and forward-looking discussion about the options and opportunities for small-scale fisheries in Europe, including those that may seem unlikely or inconceivable. With many things working for and against small-scale fisheries in Europe nowadays, the latter includes, among others, declining fish stocks, competition for resource and markets, and the ageing population of fishers, it is imperative to foster an environment of cooperation among various stakeholder that enables envisioning prospective future for this vital sector. Building on the knowledge and experience about factors and conditions for viable small-scale fisheries in Europe, the congress offers an exceptional opportunity to co-create vison(s) of what small-scale fisheries in Europe could look like, share and exchange ideas about what it will take to get there, and discuss actions and priorities in national and regional governance that could lead to sustainable future for small-scale fisheries in Europe.

By facilitating knowledge exchange, strengthening collaboration among small-scale fisheries networks and organizations, and mobilizing support for the viability and sustainability of small-scale fisheries, the congress will also promote the development of strategies in support of the implementation of the SSF Guidelines and the incorporation of small-scale fisheries in SDGs. ​

The congress will be organized around six main topics:

  • Imagine Blue Justice
  • Imagine Gender Equity
  • Imagine Good Subsidies
  • Imagine Low-Impact Fishing
  • Imagine SSF-centric Governance
  • Imagine SSF in all SDGs

Contributions are invited from fishers and fishing communities, industry, government and intergovernmental organizations, civil society, and academia, interested in small-scale fisheries sustainability in Europe. Within and across the six themes, we welcome participants who are keen to share their experiences and lessons learned, who want to talk about what is already being done right and/or have ideas about prospects for what can be done better moving forward. Abstracts for individual papers or organized sessions (about 250 words) are accepted until February 15, 2022.

Submit Individual Abstract

Submit Session Proposal 

 

Stronger Together: Building a Path Toward Sustainable Resources and Viable Communities

 

 

The congress theme for the 4WSFC Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC), ‘Stronger Together: Building a Path Toward Sustainable Resources and Viable Communities,’ recognizes that a strong future for small-scale fisheries depends on both sustainable resources and viable communities. There is no easy trade-off between the two, but hard choices will need to be made about all aspects of fisheries. The discussion is not about small-scale fisheries alone but also about large-scale, industrialized fisheries and other uses and activities in the ocean and other aquatic ecosystems. In fact, the difficult decisions that need to be made about the future of fisheries – with due consideration on small-scale fisheries – require inclusive and thoughtful processes, based on trusting relationships and building capacity at all levels. All types of knowledge (scientific and traditional), data and information, local and regional governance, and strong organizations, are among the key elements that can foster productive deliberation about what needs to happen in the region rich with resources and diverse cultural and economic capacity like the LAC. ​

The 4WSFC LAC regional congress is an important opportunity for small-scale fishers, civil society, non-government and governmental organizations, decision-makers, practitioners and researchers working or interested in small-scale fisheries and related topics to come together to discuss what needs to be done to strengthen the existing capacity and networks, as well as building new ones, in order to achieve sustainable resources and viable communities. The discussion is timely as the region, and indeed the world, is struggling to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and dealing with climate change crisis. While the latter has serious consequences on small-scale fishing communities, they have shown to be highly robust and resilient, and thus can offer valuable lessons, not only in coping with change, but also how to be the leader in climate-friendly fishing practices and in a food production system.

Through interactive sessions and discussion, and with an aim to strengthen existing collaboration and build new partnerships, the 4WSFC LAC regional congress will be organized around six main topics, taking into consideration the inter-linkages between environmental, social, cultural, governance, and economic components associated with small-scale fisheries.

We invite participation from fishers and fishing communities, industry, government and intergovernmental organizations, financial institutions, civil society, and academia, interested in small-scale fisheries sustainability and viability in LAC. We encourage delegates from around the continent, as well as some international researchers working in LAC, to join the congress ‘in-person’ in Merida. While we anticipate having about 150 ‘in-person’ participants, we extend an invitation to delegates who wish to join virtually through the congress live-streaming platform.

 The 4WSFC LAC is co-hosted by the CINVESTAV Merida, in partnership with TBTI Global with support of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. We welcome organizations interested in supporting sustainable small-scale fisheries to join as partners to this initiative and help contribute to the development of the congress program and to support the participation of delegates from the region.

Abstracts for individual papers or organized sessions (about 250 words) are accepted until March 15, 2022.

 

Submit Individual Abstract

Submit Session Proposal 

Leading By Examples: Leaderships in Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries

The congress theme for the 4WSFC AFRICA, ‘Leading by Examples: Leaderships for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries,’ recognizes the many examples, lessons and experiences that individual, communities, governments, inter-governmental organizations, and other supporting institutions have in the efforts to build and enhance capacity for sustainable small-scale fisheries. The focus on “leaderships” is a tribute to the immense progress that has been made in the past decade by all sectors, in elevating the profile of small-scale fisheries and in advancing understanding about them. It is also meant to inspire more actions and collaboration to continue to promote and support small-scale fisheries.

The 4WSFC AFRICA is co-hosted by the Institute of Poverty, Land and Agrarian Studies (PLAAS), University of Western Cape, South Africa, in partnership with TBTI Global and with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. We welcome organizations interested in supporting sustainable small-scale fisheries to join as partners to this initiative and help contribute to the development of the congress program and to support the participation of delegates.

 

Abstracts for individual papers or organized sessions (about 250 words) are accepted until April 15, 2022.

17th INFOFISH World Tuna Trade Conference & Exhibition  

 

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Announcing the TUNA2022 biggest global event on the tuna calendar, that will take place from the 11-13 October 2022, where world leading tuna players will converge to discuss on major issues affecting the industry. With the theme “Strengthening Resilience, Adaptability and Sustainable Growth in the Global Tuna Industry”, the upcoming TUNA 2022 will be the 17th World Tuna Trade Conference and Exhibition organized by INFOFISH and our partners and will take shape. Organizers are considering it to be organized as a first ever hybrid event, with both options to be in attendance or to join virtually.
 
As envisaged by this theme, the disruption of the global pandemic continues to challenge the industry on many fronts. While the industry has been greatly challenged, we have also seen many examples of resilience, adaptation and endeavour in this constantly changing business environment. Rapidly changing technologies have also provided alternatives in terms of business approaches, market behaviour and sustaining industry, and there are many lessons for us to learn from, to share with each other, to embrace and to further improve on as an industry. While we may continue to operate in an unpredictable environment, strengthening resilience and adaptability, remain fundamental pillars in positioning the industry responsively in ensuring sustainable growth and the continuing prosperity of the global tuna industry into the future.

Do look out for more updates in our upcoming press releases. See you at TUNA 2022 Bangkok! 

Webinar on SDG indicator 14.4.1: Proportion of fish stocks within biologically sustainable levels.

 

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Webinar on SDG indicator 14.7.1: Sustainable fisheries as a percentage of GDP in Small Island Developing States, least developed countries and all countries.

 

 

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In celebrating the Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture- 2022, as declared by the United Nations, Sri Lanka Forum for Small Scale Fisheries (SLFSSF) is organizing a conference under the theme “Fishing for Life”, which will be an international conference covering the South and South-East Asian region. This will be organized in partnership with Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR) and the Ocean University of Sri Lanka (OCUSL). The event will be held during 19-20 September 2022, in virtual format due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

The conference aims to bring to light, the important contribution made by artisanal and small scale fisheries to food supply, nutrition, employment, poverty alleviation and wellbeing of the people in the region, while at the same time, unearthing issues of governance failures, including social injustices emerging from the process of blue economic development. It is expected that the conference will yield an outcome having implications for effective management measures to be adopted, to secure sustainable artisanal & small-scale fisheries and aquaculture sub-sectors in the region.

Please join SeafoodSource and Seafood2030 for a free Virtual Event that will include a series of dialogues assessing our collective impact on IUU, Fair Labor, National Management & International Governance, and Sustainable Financing.

Over the last 20 years, a robust landscape of marketplace tools, sustainability initiatives and programs have developed globally to support industry adoption of sustainable practices and product. These efforts have been successful addressing the worst environmental impacts, labor practices and supply chain pain points in seafood. Now these disparate efforts are aligning into a coherent sustainable seafood system -- increasing the collective impact of all stakeholders and the opportunity to bring about real change in the industry.

This event will evaluate how well the collective efforts of the sustainable seafood system to address IUU, Fair Labor, National Management & International Governance and Sustainable Finance and identify ways to improve how we work.

Day 1 of the program will provide an evaluation of sustainable seafood efforts from industry leaders and issue experts and Day 2 will be an opportunity for participants to provide input and identify strategies to support a more effective support system for a sustainable seafood industry.

 

More information on the event and agenda here.

 

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This third webinar in a series addressing issues relevant to crustacean fisheries will feature experts on marine protected areas (MPA) describing the potential for MPAs to impact crustacean fisheries. Experts will present on the current status of international MPA implementation, intended and unintentional outcomes of MPAs, and other challenges when considering spatial management of fisheries and conservation goals. The direct and indirect response of California Spiny lobster to MPA implementation will be explored as a case study.

Speakers:
Ray Hilborn - Professor: University of Washington. School Aquatic and Fishery Sciences
Hunter Lenihan - Professor: University of California, Santa Barbara. Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
Yunzhou Li- PostDoctoral Associate: Stony Brook University. School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences

 

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IYAFA 2022 is coming, stay tuned! 

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2022 the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA). IYAFA  aims to raise awareness on the role of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture, strengthen science-policy interaction, empower stakeholders to take action, and to build new and strengthen existing partnerships. As lead agency, FAO will host the launch event on November 19th, make sure to save your place and register now. 

 

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Discover IYAFA

 

 

A virtual webinar providing a “first-look” at some key findings from the upcoming Illuminating Hidden Harvest (IHH) report.

 

Due out in 2022, the Illuminating Hidden Harvest (IHH) report ties together the efforts of nearly 800 authors and experts to contribute to a more complete picture of small-scale fisheries. Drawing on a tapestry of methods, including 58 country and territory case studies, the report examines the current environmental, social, economic and governance contributions of marine and inland small-scale fisheries at global and local scales. In this webinar, the IHH chapter leads will share a few key findings from the report and respond to audience members' questions during the Q&A session. 

Webinar agenda

Welcome remarks:

Gareth Johnstone, Director General, WorldFish
Toddi Steelman, Stanback Dean, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Overview

Giulia Gorelli, FAO
Maria del Mar Mancha Cisneros, Duke University

Key findings: Presented by the IHH report leads on the environment, social and nutrition, gender, economic and governance dimensions:

Nico Gutierrez and Simon Funge-Smith, FAO
Dave Mills, WorldFish
Sarah Harper, University of British Columbia, and Danika Kleiber, WorldFish and James Cook University
Nicole Franz, FAO, and John Virdin, Duke University
Xavier Basurto, Duke University

Question and answer session: Participants will be invited to submit questions to the webinar speakers. Facilitated by webinar moderators: 

Vera Agostini, Deputy Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO
Lena Westlund, Consultant, FAO

Closing remarks

Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, FAO

 

Please note: The webinar will be in English with live interpretation into French and Spanish. Participants are encouraged to submit any questions in advance by emailing IHH-Small-Scale-Fisheries@fao.org.

We look forward to your active participation.

 

Register for the webinar at 6 AM GMT / 8 AM Rome 

Register for the webinar at 2 PM GMT / 4 PM Rome

 

About the IHH initiative 

Led by FAO, Duke University, and WorldFish, the IHH initiative aims to generate and disseminate new evidence about the importance of small-scale fisheries to inform policy and practice. A major output of the initiative is a comprehensive research report based on a new and novel methodology. Due out in 2022, the IHH report looks holistically at the environmental, social, economic and governance contributions of small-scale fisheries globally.

The IHH findings will contribute to the growing body of evidence on the role and values of small-scale fisheries. Critically, the initiative will help to put much needed data and information  into the hands of countries, regions and small-scale fisheries advocates to emphasize the diverse and vital contributions of small-scale fisheries.

Meet the panel

Jenny Crockett – Community of Arran Seabed Trust

Bally Philps – Scottish Creel Fishermen’s Federation

Brian O’Riordan – Low Impact Fishers of Europe

Gaoussou Gueye – African Confederation of Artisanal Fishing Organisations

This event will be chaired by Sophie Benbow, Fauna & Flora International and the Transform Bottom Trawling coalition.

Format

This event will consist of two parts: The first hour will feature a presentation of the latest evidence regarding bottom trawling and climate, an exclusive film screening from Belize on the impact of a trawling ban in coastal waters, a panel discussion with our experts and a live Q&A (in English and French). 

This will be followed by a 30 minute break out discussion in English, Bahasa Indonesia and French (indicate preferred language when registering for the event).

This event will be broadcast live from COP26 in Glasgow.

Session objectives

Small-scale fishers and environmental groups have long criticised bottom trawling for its negative impact on coastal fisheries and ecosystems. But emerging research suggests that bottom trawling’s impacts extend beyond seabed damage and overfishing and includes significant contributions to global greenhouse gas emissions. If current estimates are correct, then bottom trawling may be one of the most carbon-intensive methods of producing food. In this special COP26 panel discussion, a global panel of experts will explore bottom trawling’s place in a zero-carbon future.

The session aims to:

  • Present current research on the contribution of bottom trawling to the climate crisis and its broader social and ecological impacts
  • Explore the impacts of bottom trawling restrictions in West Africa and Belize and present opportunities for bottom trawling management in Europe 
  • Facilitate cross-sectoral learning by discussing approaches to bottom trawling management in diverse global geographies 
  • Discuss policies that exist or could be developed to mitigate the impact of bottom trawling on coastal fisheries, ecosystems and the climate

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Mas informacion: http://coopesolidar.org/ii-congreso-de-nacional-de-pescadores-as-artesa…

 

OBJETIVOS

  1. Fortalecer las capacidades y habilidades de los y las pescadoras artesanales, molusqueros y molusqueras para la defensa de sus derechos.
  2. Impulsar el Modelo de los 12 Remos como instrumento hacia la formalización de los y las pescadoras artesanales, molusqueros y molusqueras en Costa Rica.
  3. Aportar en el posicionamiento de la pesca artesanal desde un enfoque de derechos* en el marco del Año Internacional de la Pesca Artesanal.
  4. Ampliar la visión del manejo sostenible del mar a través del conocimiento de otras experiencias de territorios de vida marinos de pueblos indígenas y comunidades locales en Centroamérica.

 

This summer, new research titled “Advancing social equity in and through marine conservation” published in Frontiers in Marine Science explored how to operationalize social equity in and through the pursuit of marine conservation, and called for steps for improving social equity in ocean conservation efforts.

Please join on 21 October at 11am EST for a discussion with four of the 21 co-authors, Nathan Bennett, Laure Katz, Ana Spalding, and Angelo Villagomez, around this work and its implications for our ocean conservation community’s work ahead. 

To join the event, please register here.

Please join the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions on October 14 for the first in a series of conversations about revisions to the Guidelines for Supporting Fishery Improvement Projects. During the first call we will discuss edits related to human and labor rights and social responsibility. Your participation and insight are vital to the success of the project.

Register today for either session; the first will be in English and Spanish, and the second session will be in Bahasa Indonesia and English. If you are unable to join either call, the recording will be made available after the call and you will be able to provide feedback through a survey we’ll share after the event.

October 14, 2021

First Session at 6 AM - 7:30 AM PDT in English and Spanish

Register for the first session here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMud-uprjktH9Aa_c_wt0N0YSjyxWi8_4Kg

Second Session at 6 PM - 7:30 PM PDT in English and Bahasa

Register for the second session here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqfu-vrj0iHdQq1jBVEfzhCXovo7IfK-lU

Getting It Right

Under the theme ‘Getting IT Right,’ the congress will facilitate dialogue about and across different dimensions of change and transition, imagined as many ITs needed to achieve and maintain sustainable fisheries, coastal communities, and ocean activities. The congress aims to discuss bold prospects and innovative ideas and strategies needed to address pressing issues for North America’s small-scale fisheries, and fisheries and ocean sustainability, set within the context of a changing ocean, the Covid-19 pandemic, and climate change, among other challenges.

The congress is closely tied with the Ocean Frontier Institute's Module I on 'Informing Governance Responses in a Changing Ocean', building on its research that examines the consequences of social, ecological, economic and institutional changes for the future of fisheries, coastal communities and the economy of Atlantic Canada. The congress offers a unique opportunity to formulate informed, integrative, and proactive policies and research agendas for North America that support and promote sustainable fisheries and oceans.

The congress will be organized around six main topics:

  • Getting ADAPTATION Right
  • Getting AQUACULTURE Right
  • Getting BLUE ECONOMY Right
  • Getting THE FUTURE Right
  • Getting GOVERNANCE Right
  • Getting SMALL Right

Contributions are invited from fishers and fishing communities, industry, government, civil society, and academia, interested in fisheries and ocean sustainability in the North America region. Within and across the six themes, we welcome participants who are keen to share their experiences and lessons learned, who want to talk about what is already being done right and/or have ideas about prospects for what can be done better moving forward. Abstracts for individual papers or organized sessions (about 250 words) are accepted until November 15, 2021.

The 4WSFC North America is co-hosted by Memorial University and OFI Module I, in partnership with TBTI Global and other key organizations.

Learn more here

 

El Corredor Biológico en el Caribe (CBC), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) y la Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (UNEP) tienen el gusto de invitarles a participar en el Seminario Virtual: “Pesquerías resilientes al cambio climático en el Caribe – con un enfoque en Cuba, la República Dominicana y Puerto Rico” que se realizará en 3 sesiones a lo largo de tres semanas los días 28 de septiembre, 5 y 12 de octubre, entre 10:00am - 12:30pm ET (Hora de Florida). Cada sesión contará con una serie de presentaciones internacionales seguida por una discusión en vivo con los presentadores.

El evento se desarrollará en español con un enfoque en la región Caribe, priorizando casos de estudios de Cuba, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana. Los ponentes incluyen representantes de la FAO e instituciones con presencia nacional o regional de los tres países de enfoque, otras ONG, universidades y centros de investigación.

Agenda tentativa

10:00 – 10:15

Resumen día 2. Objetivos día 3 y presentación de ponentes.

Valerie Miller, Directora, Programa de Océanos en Cuba de EDF

10:15 – 10:30

Caso de estudio de variables climáticas y langosta en Cuba.

Romina Alzugaray, Investigadora, Centro de Investigaciones Pesqueras de Cuba (CIP)

10:30 – 10:45

Ordenación pesquera adaptable en Puerto Rico.

Graciela Garcia-Moliner. NOAA Affiliate

10:45 – 11:00

Procesos participativos en comunidades pesqueras en Puerto Rico.

Nicolás Gómez Andújar. Oregon University

11:15 – 11:30

Manejo adaptativo de pesquerías multi específicas en Belice

Nicanor Requena. Consultor, Programa de Océanos en Belice de EDF

11:30 – 11:45

Acuicultura como estrategia de adaptación al cambio climático

Dra Loretta Roberson. Investigadora Universidad de Puerto Rico

El evento será transmitido de forma simultánea a través de Facebook y Youtube

 

El Corredor Biológico en el Caribe (CBC), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) y la Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (UNEP) tienen el gusto de invitarles a participar en el Seminario Virtual: “Pesquerías resilientes al cambio climático en el Caribe – con un enfoque en Cuba, la República Dominicana y Puerto Rico” que se realizará en 3 sesiones a lo largo de tres semanas los días 28 de septiembre, 5 y 12 de octubre, entre 10:00am - 12:30pm ET (Hora de Florida). Cada sesión contará con una serie de presentaciones internacionales seguida por una discusión en vivo con los presentadores.

 

El evento se desarrollará en español con un enfoque en la región Caribe, priorizando casos de estudios de Cuba, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana. Los ponentes incluyen representantes de la FAO e instituciones con presencia nacional o regional de los tres países de enfoque, otras ONG, universidades y centros de investigación.

Agenda tentativa

10:00 – 10:15

Resumen día 1. Objetivos día 2 y presentación de ponentes.

José Gerhartz, Especialista en conservación. Secretaría del CBC

10:15 – 10:45

Escenarios de cambio climático en la región del Caribe.

Abel Centella. Director, Centro del Clima del Instituto de Meteorología de Cuba (INSMET)

10:45 – 11:00

Avances en materia de gobernanza y manejo pesquero en la República Dominicana.

Jeannette Mateo. Representante de la FAO en la República Dominicana.

11:00 – 11:15

Áreas naturales protegidas en Cuba y programas basados en la adaptación basada en ecosistemas como parte de la estrategia para hacer frente al cambio climático.

Omar Cantillo Ferreiro. Director, Centro Nacional de Áreas Protegidas de Cuba (CNAP).

11:15 – 11:30

Principios para apoyar pesquerías resilientes al cambio climático del programa de océanos de EDF.

Erica Cunningham. Directora, Océanos Corriente Humboldt y Sudamérica de EDF.

11:30 – 11:45

Análisis de vulnerabilidad climática en la región del Caribe.

Rafael Ortiz. Director Senior de Océanos y Pesquerías de EDF-México.

El evento será transmitido de forma simultánea a través de Facebook y Youtube

 

El Corredor Biológico en el Caribe (CBC), Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) y la Oficina Regional para América Latina y el Caribe del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente (UNEP) tienen el gusto de invitarles a participar en el Seminario Virtual: “Pesquerías resilientes al cambio climático en el Caribe – con un enfoque en Cuba, la República Dominicana y Puerto Rico” que se realizará en 3 sesiones a lo largo de tres semanas los días 28 de septiembre, 5 y 12 de octubre, entre 10:00am - 12:30pm ET (Hora de Florida). Cada sesión contará con una serie de presentaciones internacionales seguida por una discusión en vivo con los presentadores.

 

El evento se desarrollará en español con un enfoque en la región Caribe, priorizando casos de estudios de Cuba, Puerto Rico y República Dominicana. Los ponentes incluyen representantes de la FAO e instituciones con presencia nacional o regional de los tres países de enfoque, otras ONG, universidades y centros de investigación.

Agenda tentativa

10:00 – 10:15

Bienvenida. Descripción del seminario, objetivos y expectativas. Presentación de los ponentes.

Eduardo Boné. Senior Manager, Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).

10:15 – 10:30

Pasos propuestos por la FAO para la adaptación resiliente al cambio climático.

Manuel Barange, Director División de Recursos y Políticas de Pesca y Acuicultura de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Agricultura y la Alimentación (FAO) (adaptado por simposio agosto 2021)

10:30 – 10:45

Presentación por confirmar

Presentación por confirmar

10:45 – 11:00

Experiencia del Corredor Biológico en el Caribe como sistema coordinado de gobernanza ambiental subregional y plataforma de cooperación sur-sur

José Gerhartz. Especialista senior en conservación, Corredor Biológico en el Caribe (CBC)

11:00 – 11:15

La nueva ley de pesca en Cuba, un instrumento para enfrentar el cambio climático y promover la resiliencia costera a partir del manejo adaptativo.

Raidel Borroto. Director, Centro de Investigaciones Pesqueras de Cuba (CIP)

11:15 – 11:30

Situación actual de los recursos pesqueros en la República Dominicana.

Raúl González Pantaleón. Encargado del Departamento de Educación, Capacitación, Extensión Pesquera y Acuícola. Consejo Dominicano de Pesca y Acuicultura de la República Dominicana (CODOPESCA)

11:30 – 11:45

Ordenación pesquera, cambio climático y resiliencia costera en Puerto Rico.

Raimundo Espinoza. Director. Conservación ConCiencia - Puerto Rico.

El evento será transmitido de forma simultánea a través de Facebook y Youtube

 

How can acoustics and other emerging technologies improve the management of highly valuable tuna fisheries off the coasts of Indonesia and the Philippines?

Join us for a 2-hr webinar to learn about this exciting new technology from researchers Dr. Joe Warren of Stonybrook and Dr Aaron Rice of Cornell University. We’ll also be joined by Joann Binondo, Sustainable Tuna Project Manager of World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, to discuss her experience in pursuing a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification process, and how these (and other) technologies could support ongoing efforts to certify sustainable tuna fisheries

 

Register here

 

 

Meet the panel

Zo Andriamahenina, Blue Ventures, Madagascar

Rahma Kivugao, Mikoko Pamoja, Kenya

Laura Michie, Mangrove Action Project, UK

The panel discussion will be chaired by Cicelin Rakotomahazo, Blue Forests Coordinator, Blue Ventures, Madagascar

Format

This event will consist of two parts: a forty five minute facilitated conversation with live questions to the panel in English, followed by a forty-five minute break out discussion in English, Bahasa Indonesia and French (indicate preferred language when registering for the event).

Session objectives

Based on the case studies presented by the panel and the experiences of participants, the event aims to:

  • Share learning and challenges from locally led mangrove management
  • This companion event to the inaugural Toko telo conversation in 2020 focuses on learning about community-led mangrove management to improve practice and help to increase the uptake of this approach 
  • Begin drawing up a set of best practice principles for community-led mangrove management to benefit people and nature

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The World Fisheries Congress is being held in Adelaide from 20-24 September 2021.

 

‘SHARING OUR OCEANS AND RIVERS – A VISION FOR THE WORLD’S FISHERIES’

Held every four years, the 8th World Fisheries Congress will be the largest gathering of research, industry and management sectors to discuss the latest advances in fisheries world-wide. The World Fisheries Congress is the key international fisheries conference.

Aiming to foster cooperation and engagement in commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries.

Providing insightful presentations and inspiring forums on key developments needed to ensure the future sustainable development of the world’s oceans, lakes, estuaries and rivers.

The World Fisheries Congress 2021 will be held in Adelaide from 20-24 September 2021.

The Congress will be a virtual event allowing delegates to participate online, so the Congress can continue to connect the global fisheries and aquaculture community.

World Fisheries Congress is an event not to be missed.

 

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The regionally-focused World Ocean Summit Asia-Pacific agenda will provide the platform for nuanced conversation and tailored discussion to catalyse the blue economy in the Asia-Pacific. 

The summit will convene 100 speakers and 1000 participants virtually over five days. Dedicated tracks on shipping, marine renewable energy, plastics, aquaculture and fishing will provide insight focused on the Asia-Pacific. Plenary sessions will centre on pressing concerns for the ocean and cities, and seek solutions for climate change mitigation and the dangerous decline of biodiversity in the region. 

A full track dedicated to finance will bring together executives from across the investment community.  Speakers will share experience of innovative blue-finance mechanisms to maximise the direction of mainstream finance towards the sustainable blue economy. 

Our aim is to identify how innovation and collaboration within the region are affecting change and seek to reframe the Asia-Pacific’s relationship with the ocean, generating momentum to map the steps to increased economic prosperity and ocean restoration.

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