"Small-scale fisheries value chains include all the activities from catch to plate: to make fishing gear, catch fish, sort, clean and process fish, transport, market, sell, buy and eat fish (and seafood). The importance of small-scale fisheries value chains – and the women and men engaged in them – are often not fully recognized in policies and decision-making. The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) call for all parts of the value chain to be recognized and for the people working in the value chains to be involved in making decisions concerning them. They call for fish trade to be fair, and for investments to be made so that safe, good quality fish products reach consumers."
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