Policy Action Toolkits

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) — a collaborative online space working to strengthen small-scale fisheries governance and community development — 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.


Policy Action Toolkits 

Policy Action Toolkits will be available in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Bahasa, Chinese, Tamil, Sinhala, Bengali, Hindi, Thai, Tagalog, and Haitian Creole.

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To increase understanding of the issues affecting small-scale fishers and SSF communities, and to help drive action at the local and international level around these concerns, the SSF Hub has created a series of Policy Action Toolkits on 1) Women and Gender in Small-scale Fisheries, 2) Small-Scale Fisheries as Part of the Blue Economy, 3) Small-Scale Fisheries Governance, and 4) Climate change Adaptations and Resilience. The Toolkits will include key messages expressed by fishers from the Fisher Voices Webinar series and regional dialogues. as well as a summary video of the webinar topic, case studies, relevant resources, and statistics. 

 

Women & Gender in Small-Scale Fisheries

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Small-Scale Fisheries as Part of the Blue Economy

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Small-Scale Fisheries Governance

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Climate Change Resiliency & Adaptations

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Click here to read more Fisher Declarations and learn about the ways that the SFF Hub is supporting IYAFA 2022