Human-induced threats

Human-induced threats

Human activities have impacts on the natural environment such as habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, ocean acidification, coastal development, and offshore drilling. Learn how these human-induced threats impact small-scale fishing activities and communities.

Resources

Dead fish is not manna

This publication brings to the frontline, issues that beg for attention in the fisheries sector.

Chapter one of this publication, titled COVID-19 and Fisheries, highlights how the pandemic has affected the fisheries subsector.

Chapter two, titled Dead Fish is not Manna, captures the peculiarities and challenges of fisheries in Nigeria noting the contaminated state of some of the fishes sold in the country's markets.

SSF Guidelines: Disaster risk and climate change

Small-scale fishing communities are often some of the most vulnerable communities to disaster risks and climate change. This short, animated video shows impacts on small-scale fisheries – and what can be done.

Climate change adaptation and mitigation in fisheries and aquaculture

This course provides an overview of adaptation and mitigation strategies that can be implemented in response to climate change impacts on the fisheries and aquaculture sector.

Discussions

Seal interactions are often undesirable for small-scale fishers, sometimes leading to the predation of hard-earned catch.

How do small-scale fishers around the world successsfully deter interactions or predation from seals during fishing events?

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