SSF Hub Presents: Fisher Voices on Small-Scale Fisheries Governance

Part of the SSF Hub Presents: Fisher Voices, IYAFA Webinar Series

This webinar was held on February 16, 2023.


Event promotional photo with fishers holding a net

Event Summary

The Fisher Voices on Small-Scale Fisheries Governance webinar united attendees and speakers from Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean to discuss small-scale fisheries governance, the role of women in fisheries and general experiences and challenges from the small-scale fisheries sector.

The event was co-hosted by the Ibero-American Network for Small-Scale Artisanal Fishing (RIPAPE) and the SSF Hub and gave visibility to this new network as well as the opportunities and visions for the future to improve governance in the artisanal fishing sector. Watch a recording of the webinar below and continue the conversation by sharing your thoughts, questions and ideas in the Global Network for Small-Scale Fisheries.

Webinar Video Recording

Link to video recording in English.

Link to video recording in French.

Link to video recording in Portuguese.

Speakers and Video Contributions

Panel of Speakers:

Hugo Martins | Quarpesca | Portugal

Zoila Bustamante | ULAPA y CONAPACH | Chile

Gabriela Cruz | Federación Nacional De Cooperativas Pesqueras (FENACOPEC) | Ecuador

Jose Luis Carrillo Galaz | CONMECOOP | México

Photo of Zoila Bustamante
Photo of Gabriela Cruz


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The Ibero-American Network for Small-Scale Artisanal Fishing (RIPAPE) was developed to support and strengthen artisanal fishing organizations, address the challenges facing the fisheries sector and foster the exchange of knowledge and experiences to achieve environmentally and socially sustainable fishing. Learn more and connect with RIPAPE here.

IYAFA 2022 Campaign Summary

In celebration of IYAFA 2022, the SSF Hub has been hosting its Fisher Voices campaign to highlight important topics voiced by small-scale fishers and fish workers around the world. The activities of the campaign aim to facilitate the exchange of stories and best practices and drive the actions needed to protect the lives and livelihoods of small-scale fishers worldwide. Learn more about the SSF Hub’s IYAFA 2022 campaign here.


This article is part of the SSF Highlights series of articles published regularly to the SSF Hub.  To read previous SSF Highlights, follow this link.

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