All ICSF Publications

Here’s a catalogue of all publications and films ICSF produced from 1986 onwards, all of them available online. Over 35 years, these publications and films have carved out a niche. They inform the world of fisheries, providing perspectives on small-scale and artisanal fisheries.

A compilation of all ICSF publication from across areas of work.


Report on Asia Workshop – IYAFA 2022: Celebrating Sustainable and Equitable Small-scale Fisheries, 4 – 8 May, 2022, The Berkeley Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand


International collective in support of fishwokers (ICSF) in partnership with Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF) Thailand had organized an International Workshop titled “IYAFA 2022-Celebrating Sustainable and Equitable Small-scale Fisheries: Asia” from…

Report on National Workshop on SSF Guidelines and Women in Fisheries, India, 8 -10 April, 2022, Asha Nivas Social Service Centre, Chennai, India


The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Trust organized a national workshop on the SSF Guidelines and Women in Fisheries, India at Asha Nivas Social Service Centre, Chennai, India,…

Study on the social-economic and human development of women fishworkers in Tamil Nadu, India by Aswathy Senan


This study intends to locate fishworkers within the International Labour Organization (ILO) framework of labour rights and social security which guarantees “income security and health protection, thereby contributing to the…

A review of governance and tenure in inland capture fisheries and aquaculture systems of India

This situation paper is a background document that summarizes the diversity, complexity, and relevance of tenure systems, rights, and the institutional management of inland fisheries in India. The paper is…

Unseen Faces Unheard Voices: Women and Aquaculture (Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India)

The documentary film Unseen Faces, Unheard Voices showcase the impacts of the boom in aquaculture on women in the floodplain regions of the Indian coastal state of West Bengal. Shot…

A Case for a Human Rights-based Approach to Indian Aquaculture Systems: A Literature Review by Neena Elizabeth Koshy


Aquaculture is the new sunrise sector with respect to ­fish production. Developing countries of Asia are the world leaders, with a large population dependent on the sector. Though a plethora…

Why is biodiversity important for small-scale fisheries: Video on a new Handbook by ICSF and Crocevia

Small-scale fisheries (SSF) operate in both marine and inland waters, accounting for over half of the total fish catch in developing countries. The bulk of this catch is destined for…

Handbook on Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for small-scale fishing communities


This Handbook, developed by ICSF and Crocevia, describes the components of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and provides an overview of its programmes, targets and commitments on aquatic, marine…

ICSF’s Questionnaire: Migrant fishers and fishworkers during Covid-19, India – Responses from Andhra Pradesh


A total of 14 respondents from three major locations, Srikakulam, BCV Palem and Visakhapatnam responded to the survey. They spoke both for themselves and for their groups. They migrate to…

Covid response 2020: ICSF’s Newsletter on covid-19 emergency assistance to small-scale fishing communities in India


The World Health Organization (WHO) characterized COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March, 2020. Two weeks later, a nationwide lockdown was announced in India, to ensure consistency in the application and…

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