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World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP) celebrates World Fisheries Day November 23,2020   |  Source: WFFP

The following is the Statement issued by Nadine Nembard (General Secretary), Christiana Louwa & Moises Osorto (Co-chairpersons) of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP):

We, the World Forum of Fisher Peoples representing over 10 million small-scale fisher people including Indigenous People from coastal and inland regions in fifty-four countries from all continents, remember World Fisheries Day in the midst of the worst global crisis humanity has ever experienced. Even as our communities face hardship and loss, we take this day to celebrate with pride our global movement, with its diverse cultures and livelihood traditions, and to remember our fallen leaders whose struggles laid a path for us to tread and in whose footsteps we continue the struggle for life, dignity and human rights for all fisher peoples.

Fish as vital food in the COVID-19 crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has hit working people, including small scale fisher people, wherever they may be across the globe. In some places the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 have been even worse than the biomedical impacts. Yet government relief and support efforts tend to overlook the working poor, including small scale fishers, and do not reach those most in need. Access to good health care is insufficient. Many small

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