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 National Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop on the SSF Guidelines (Marine Fisheries) October 13-15, 2022, Asha Nivas Social Service Centre, Chennai, India by Ahana Lakshmi and Nivedita Shridhar

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,…

GAF8 Special Session 7: Shared Experiences of Women in Fisheries by ICSF

The 8th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries, GAF8 Organized by the Society of Fisheries Technologists (SOFTI) & the ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology Special Session 7: :…

Shescapes: Women in Small-scale Fisheries

The 32 minute film complied by shows a change that has occurred over a decade in different countries across the world — truthful appreciation of women’s role in fisheries. Despite…

Profits and Perils of Farming Fish: Case Studies of Shrimp and Carp Aquaculture in West Bengal, Santanu Chacraverti, 2022


This study tries to discuss issues relating to both internal and external cost. Through information leaned from literature, onsite observation, and actual discussion with stakeholders, this study attempts to draw…

Socio-economic Analysis of Small-scale Fishers in Antigua and Barbuda in the Context of Social Development, Employment and Decent Work According to the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines) by Ian S. Horsford


This report hopes to provide a status report on the nature and extent of social development in the fisheries sector and within the context of the SSF Guidelines. It also…

Social Development and Sustainable Fisheries Series: The Costa Rican Situation by Coopesolidar R.L.


Social development initiatives for small-scale artisanal fisheries, from public institutions and Non-governmental organizations, is not homogeneous. One aspect focusses heavily on productive development, linked to the generating employment opportunities (often…

ICSF’s commissioned studies on Social development and Sustainable Fisheries series in Brazil by Katia Regina Aroucha Barros


There is an urgent need to rethink and address social development and sustainable fishing in Brazil. The situation has been exacerbated due to the pandemic and the current political situation…

Baffling Shades of Blue: Addressing the impacts of the Blue Economy on small-scale fisheries in Latin America by Leopoldo Cavaleri Gerhardinger et al.


The incessant noise over ‘Blue Economy’ and ‘Blue Growth’ leaves artisanal and small-scale fishers dazed and confused. This report works through that confusion. It draws on scholarship from the trenches…

Making Small-scale Artisanal Fishing Zones Work!: Research study on the tenure rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized fishers in Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts of Andhra Pradesh by Vishakha Gupta


Making Small-scale Artisanal Fishing Zones Work! An ICSF Campaign Research study on the tenure rights of the most vulnerable and marginalized fishers in Srikakulam, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari districts of…

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…

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