2nd Small-Scale Fisheries Summit

July 5-7, 2024
Rome, Italy

Event Registration Closed

Thanks to your overwhelming support, registration for this event is now closed. We're thrilled by the level of interest and look forward to hosting an amazing event.

Stay tuned for more updates!

COFI Members Register Here!
Dibakar Roy

ATTENTION FAO Committee on Fisheries Members (Country representatives): Please register by June 14 at the latest if you are interested in joining the 2nd SSF Summit on Saturday 6 and/or Sunday 7 July 2024. 

Please note that no funding support to attend the SSF Summit can be made available.

We have limited capacity and will confirm your attendance by June 21.

SSF Summit Draft Agenda
Muhammad Amdad Hossain

Please note that the preliminary agenda outlined for the event is subject to potential revisions. The SSF Summit Organizing Committee is diligently working to ensure a smooth and engaging program.

Thank you for your cooperation!

About the 2nd SSF Summit

This event is designed to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) to advance priority actions for sustainable small-scale fisheries and to assess the current status of the SSF Guidelines implementation at the national, regional and global level to inform future actions. Participants will focus on Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 of the SSF Guidelines, per consultation with small-scale fishers, their organizations and/or representatives, and relevant stakeholders during the design phase of this event.

The SSF Summit will serve as a global platform for small-scale fisheries movements to engage with governments and other small-scale fisheries advocates in an accessible and non-technical forum to collaboratively address governance and development challenges in small-scale fisheries while proposing and sharing solutions to foster and strengthen the implementation of the SSF Guidelines.

  • Up to 300 people are expected to join the 2nd SSF Summit! These will be primarily representative of small-scale fisheries organizations and movements, but also inter-governmental organizations, NGOs and governments, taking into account regional, gender and age balance. If you are a country representative participating in FAO’s Committee on Fisheries and would like to participate on Saturday, July 6 and/or Sunday, July 7, please register here by June 14 at the latest. Please note that no funding support to attend the SSF Summit can be made available. We have limited capacity, and will confirm your attendance by June 21.
  • Following the previous edition, the 2nd SSF Summit 2022 will take place over the course of three days. The first day of the SSF Summit is reserved for small-scale fisheries organizations and movements only to meet and engage in dialogue. The second and third days are open to other invitees to discuss priority topics. To review the preliminary agenda, please click here.

The SSF Summit is an inclusive event: Interpretation will be made available in the plenary sessions in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese (tbc) and Arabic and, depending on funding, also for the parallel session in selected language.

Please contact us at info@ssfhub.org if you have questions! 

Summit 2022

Concept Note

The SSF Hub, the IPC Working Group on Fisheries and the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), co-organized the first Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Summit in Rome before the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) 35th Session.

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Read the comments and suggestions that have come in for the upcoming SSF Summit 2024

SSF Summit 2022

SSF Summit 2022

The SSF Summit 2022 brought together over 100 participants, mostly SSF representatives, from 41 countries to learn from each other.

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