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Latin America and the Caribbean Workshop
IYAFA 2022: Celebrating Sustainable and Equitable Small-Scale Fisheries
Cardoso Island, Cananéia, State of São Paulo, Brazil, 
2-5 November 2022

In the context of IYAFA 2022, ICSF has decided to organize four regional workshops and women’s exchanges in 2022 in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe, in partnership with fishworkers’ organizations and civil society organizations. IYAFA Asia 2022-Celebrating Sustainable and Equitable Small-scale Fisheries was first in the series and was held from 4 to 8 May 2022 in Bangkok, Thailand. The second workshop of the series, IYAFA Latin America and the Caribbean  2022 will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in November 2022.

The goal of the workshop is to strengthen the recognition of small-scale fisheries’ crucial contributions to global food security and nutrition, the importance of tenure rights in the sector, and social development. The workshop is also an opportunity to take stock of how the SSF Guidelines are being implemented in Latin America to eradicate poverty, ensure food security and nutrition, and promote the tenure rights of small-scale fishing communities.

The workshop will include 45 participants from community-based organizations, national and international fishworker organizations, networks of women in fisheries, and civil society organizations from across Latin America and the Caribbean. The target groups will primarily be drawn from organizations involved with the preparation, negotiation and implementation of the SSF Guidelines in Latin America since 2011, such as the IPC’s Latin America Regional Group, as well as fishing communities and organizations that ICSF members work with in their local and national contexts.

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    • IYAFA 2022: Celebrating small-scale fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean region (English)



    • IYAFA 2022: Celebrating small-scale fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean region (Spanish and Portuguese)


ICSF’s commissioned studies on Social development and Sustainable Fisheries series



ICSF’s Publications

Other Publications

  • Articles from SAMUDRA Report:

Antigua and Barbuda (English), Barbados (English, Spanish), Brazil (English, Spanish), Chile (English, Spanish), Costa Rica (English, Spanish), El Salvador (English, Spanish), Ecuador (English, Spanish), Honduras (English, Spanish), Mexico (English, Spanish), Panama (English, Spanish), Peru (English, Spanish), St. Kitts and Nevis (English), Uruguay (English, Spanish) and Venezuela (English, Spanish)

Infographic video on SSF Guidelines

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  • Portuguese

  • The role of social protection in promoting sustainable fisheries: “Impact Evaluation of the Seguro Defeso in Brazil”