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How to monitor implementation of the SSF Guidelines by Nicole Franz, Amber Himes-Cornell and Katy Dalton February 20,2020   |  Source: FAO

On behalf of the FAO SSF Guidelines Secretariat, Nicole Franz, Amber Himes-Cornell and Katy Dalton write:

In 2014, the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). They are a set of recommendations to states and other actors on how to make small-scale fisheries more sustainable. Key issues in the SSF Guidelines include allocating tenure rights equitably; managing resources responsibly; supporting social development and decent work; empowering fish workers along the entire value chain; promoting gender equality; and addressing climate change and disaster risks. The SSF Guidelines are the result of a participatory development process that brought together small-scale fisheries actors, governments, academia, NGOs, regional organizations and many other stakeholders. Their content reflects what these actors have identified as key issues for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries, as well as related guidance on how to address those issues.

The implementation of the SSF Guidelines will require engagement with and partnerships across different institutions, organizations and actors, which will have different roles to play to address

 

© FAO, 2020

Theme(s): Fishing Craft, Gear and Fishing Methods, Freshwater ecosystems and threats, Others, Fisheries Development and Aquaculture, Fisheries Resources, Coastal Ecosystems and Threats, Landing Centres, Communities and Organisations, Post Harvest Technology and Trade.

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