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Issue No:84
  • :0976 1121
  • :December
  • :2020

Samudra Report No.84, December 2020


SSF / Technology

The Fishing World’s (Virtual) Oyster

A new virtual platform for knowledge sharing and engagement that collates experiences and stories from small-scale fishery actors around the world

This article has been written on behalf of SSF Hub Partners by Daliza Jimenez, SSF Hub Community Moderator (, California, United States

Small-scale fisheries are vulnerable to persistent threats from climate change, overfishing and lack of representation in policy discussions and decision making processes. As we have seen over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a range of new challenges and risks for the communities that depend on fisheries.

In the north of Peru, small-scale fishing is one of the main economic activities; hundreds of families depend on fishing for their food and livelihoods. The challenges brought on by COVID-19 have hit them hard—from regulations limiting fishing activity to disruptions in the supply chain, putting the health and sustenance of fishers and their families at risk. Community members are working together more than ever to overcome these challenges. Small-scale fishers have come together to develop and implement a set of innovative solutions, such as new sanitation and safety measures, to be able to fish...

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