Workshop on Sea Safety and Fisheries Management:

Training and Capacity Development of Local Self-Governments

01-02 March 2023, Kerala, India

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The negotiated Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) were endorsed by the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) at its Thirty-first Session in June 2014. The implementation of the SSF Guidelines is identified as a significant step for enhancing the contribution of small-scale fisheries to nutrition and food security. As part of the implementation process, International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Trust is organizing a sub-national capacity development workshop on fisheries management, social development and safety at sea—supported by FAO. The workshop will be held at Kerala Institute of Local Administration, Thrissur, Kerala, India in March 2023. Key representatives from panchayats, FWOs, CSOs and CBOs in Kerala are expected to attend.


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Films and Infographics

The Silent Wave | A fisheries cooperative in India responds to Covid-19

In Ockhi’s Wake: Disaster Preparedness at Sea

Infographic video on SSF guidelines

  • 2016: Sebastian Mathew introducing the SSF Guidelines workshop in India – Part I


  • 2016: Sebastian Mathew introducing the SSF Guidelines workshop in India – Part II