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Implementation of SSF Guidelines: Towards the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication
  • :Nilanjana Biswas
  • :2016
  • :37

The present paper, which draws on certain studies and reports commissioned by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) to prepare the reader for various stakeholders to understand the relevance and applicability of the SSF Guidelines in the context of a fast- changing environment – both for small-scale fishing communities and the world they deal with.

The report is structured under five sections:
1. Introduction
2. Small-scale fishing communities today
3. Contestation of the fisheries space, and struggles to resist/adapt
4. Impact of external forces, specifically the environment and climate change
5. Conclusions and key lessons learnt