The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Trust organized a National Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop on the SSF Guidelines (Marine Fisheries), India at Asha Nivas Social Service Centre, Chennai, India, on October 13-15, 2022. There were sixtyseven participants from the coastal states of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, Gujarat, Kerala, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal. The three-day workshop was organized with an aim to enhance the capacity of fishworkers’ organizations, CSOs, and community-based organizations to engage with the SSF Guidelines to negotiate issues of concern in regard to policy, legislation, lives and livelihoods of the SSF communities. The sessions had presentations by resource persons along with practical exercises and group work to help the trainers address their concerns. The TOT Workshop will be followed by a one-day capacity development training workshop in several coastal states of India, led by the trained participants.

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