International collective in support of fishwokers (ICSF) in partnership with Comissão Nacional de Fortalecimento das Reservas Extrativistas (CONFREM), Instituto Linha D’Água and Associação de Moradores Itacuruçá Pereirinha (AMOIP) organized an International Workshop titled “IYAFA 2022-Celebrating Sustainable and Equitable Smallscale Fisheries: Latin American and Caribbean” from 2 to 5 November 2022 at São Paulo, Brazil.

The Latin American and Caribbean workshop was the second of the series of four regional workshops planned by ICSF in connection with the proclamation of 2022 as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA) by the United Nations. The workshop revolved around discussions on the SSF Guidelines implementation and monitoring and specifically focused on the themes of tenure rights, social development and gender and women in fisheries.

The workshop had a diverse group of 54 participants from CSOs, CBOs and FWOs from 16 participating countries namely- Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia. The discussions of four-day workshop resulted in the formulation of ‘The IYAFA LAC Statement’ and ‘Gender Equity Action Plan’.

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Author: Ligia M. Rocha, Sivaja K Nair and Janani Ganesan and ICSF
ISBN: 978-93-80802-85-5
Year: 2023
language: English