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Report of the ICSF-BOBLME India (East Coast) Workshop: Implementing the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines): Report prepared by Seema Shenoy
  • :2015
  • :Report prepared by Seema Shenoy
  • :54
  • :978 93 80802 36 7
Abstract

Report of the ICSF-BOBLME India
(East Coast) Workshop


Implementing the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines)

Preface

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), in collaboration with the Bay of Bengal Large Marine Ecosystem Project (BOBLME), organized a workshop entitled ICSF-BOBLME India (East Coast) Workshop: Implementing the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines), in Chennai, India on 6 and 7 March, 2015.

This workshop was the third in a series of workshops held in 2015 across the globe to promote ownership of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (hereafter, SSF Guidelines) among different stakeholders (see Annex 3). It coincided with the first anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 with Chandrika Sharma, Executive Secretary, ICSF, on board.

Preparatory consultative meetings: In the run-up to the workshop, ICSF, with support from BOBLME, conducted six consultation meetings with fishworkers and fishworker organizations (FWOs) along the east coast of India in January and February 2015. These meetings took place in Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) on 23-24 January; in Bhubaneswar (Odisha) on 26-27 January; in Kultuli (West Bengal) on 30-31 January; in...