Strengthening organizations and collective action in fisheries: Towards the formulation of a capacity development program

Organizations and collective action in small-scale fisheries (SSFs) are a way of maximizing long-term community benefits to deal with the threats of fisheries mismanagement, livelihood insecurity and poverty. Formal and informal fisheries organizations provide a platform for stakeholders to exercise their right to organize, participate in the development and decision-making processes, access markets, financial services, and infrastructure, and influence fisheries management outcomes.

The workshop “Strengthening organizations and collective action in fisheries: towards the formulation of a capacity development programme” was held on 4–6 November, 2014 in Barbados to present the findings of the in-depth case studies and recommend actions for strengthening organizations and collective action in SSFs.

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