Report on the Responsible Governance of Tenure in Lake Victoria Fisheries by Dr. Paul Onyango and Mr. Joseph Luomba

The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines) places responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in small-scale fisheries as central for the realization of human rights, food security, poverty eradication, sustainable livelihoods, social stability, housing security, economic growth, ...

Report of the Round Table of Women in Small-scale Fisheries in Goa, 19 February 2017, Panaji, Goa. Organized by International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Trust with Saad Aangan

The Report of the Round Table of Women in Small-scale Fisheries in Goa, 19 February 2017, Panaji, Goa. Organized by International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Trust with Saad Aangan was attended by thirty-four participants, all (except one fish farmer) women. The workshop was conducted in Konkani, the language of Goa. The programm...

Report of the One-day State-level Workshop on “Implementation of Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication” on 6 November, 2016, At Malpe Fish-merchants’ Community Hall, Malpe Fishing Bunder, Malpe, Udupi district, Karnataka, India, Organized by ICSF Trust

As part of the national programme of International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Trust  to disseminate and implement the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) “Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines)” a state-level worksh...

Workshop and Symposium Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries: Towards FAO Guidelines on Marine and Inland Small-scale Fisheries, 19-21 September 2011, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Workshop and Symposium Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries: Towards FAO Guidelines on Marine and Inland Small-scale Fisheries, 19-21 September 2011, Kolkata, West Bengal, India was jointly organized by the National Fishworkers’ Forum (NFF) and the Society for Direct Initiative for Social and Health Action (DISHA), in...

Aquaculture and its Genetic Resources: Corporations versus Communities Can Small Scale Fishing Communities benefit from Current Developments? by Susanne Gura

The present study was commissioned by the International Collective for the Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), an international NGO supporting small-scale fishworkers, whose mission is “to support fishing communities and fishworker organizations, and empower them to participate in fisheries from a perspective of decent work, equity, gender-justice,...

Recasting the Net: Redefining a Gender Agenda for Sustaining Life and Livelihood in Small-scale Fisheries in South Africa, Lambertsbaai, South Africa, 16–18 February 2010

Between 16 and 18 February 2010, 43 women from 16 small-scale fishing communities in the Northern and Western Cape provinces of South Africa gathered in Lambertsbaai on the west coast for the second Women in Fisheries Workshop. The workshop, supported by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), with a small contribution fro...

Local knowledge and fishery management: Background study for the 2009 Lombok workshop

This report aims to elaborate some local practices of fishery management in Indonesia, which are based on current local custom as well as local agreement used as the basis of fishery management. During its history, fishery management in Indonesia in fact began with the initiative from the local community’s understanding (local knowledge; custo...

Report of Workshop on Emerging Concerns of Fishing Communities: Issues of Labour, Trade, Gender, Disaster Preparedness Biodiversity and Responsible Fisheries Fortaleza, Brazil, 04-06 July 2006

The workshop on "Emerging Concerns of Fishing Communities: Issues of Labour, Trade, Gender, Disaster Preparedness, Biodiversity and Responsible Fisheries", 04 to 06 July 2006, was held in SESC, Fortaleza, Brazil. The workshop was co-hosted by the NGO Instituto Terramar. The document gives a detailed report of the presentations and discussions tr...

Fishing Communities and Sustainable Development in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA): The Role of Small-scale Fisheries 14 to 17 March 2006, Kurasini Training and Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Fishing Communities and Sustainable Development in Eastern and Southern Africa: The Role of Small-Scale Fisheries", organized by ICSF during 14-17 March, 2006 at Kurasini Training and Conference Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in collaboration with the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA) and the Masifundise Development Trus...

Workshop on Gender and Coastal Fishing Communities in Latin America, 10 to 15 June 2000, Prainha do Canto Verde, Ceara, Brazil

ICSF's Women in Fisheries (WIF) programme has been working in several countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America since 1992, with the basic objective of strengthening the participation of women in fishworker organizations and in decision-making at various levels. Contact with fishworker organizations in the Latin American region has helped esta...