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.
The group is currently planning for the 2024 SSF Summit. Learn more about the engagement process by clicking the button below and scroll down to see the feedback that has come in so far.
Date of Summit
The next FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) will take place on 8-12 July 2024 in Rome, Italy.
The SSF Summit date is still being determined.
Several people voiced that it would be nice to have regional meetings early in 2024 so that we could then work with SSF orgs, CBOs and others to influence COFI inputs at a national level and then have a global summit right before COFI.
So far, we have heard that the following are priority topics for discussion at the 2024 Summit
- Achievements in Gender equality in SSF
- Human rights-based approach to SSF
- Tenure and customary rights
Other Global processes that we would like to see SSF representation and SSF highlighted as a topic of importance
Other details to discuss include:
- Expected Outcomes
- The Format of the Event
- Pathways between Summits
Contribute your input by clicking the feedback link above
2022 SSF Summit
The SSF Summit brought together over 100 participants, mostly SSF representatives, from 41 countries to learn from each other.