Fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants are fundamental, essential and indispensable foods eaten by people around the world as part of healthy diets, cultural heritage and culinary tradition. Small-scale artisanal fishers and fish farmers produce a large portion of this food.

The International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and aquaculture (IYAFA) 2022 was an opportunity to highlight the importance of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture for our food systems, livelihoods, culture and the environment.

This report provides a summary overview of the objectives, activities and recommendations of the IYAFA 2022. It aims to motivate relevant stakeholders to ensure that the end of the Year is the beginning of a new era of support for small-scale fisheries and aquaculture.