ICSF’s Presentations


ICSF has made presentations to highlight the perspectives and concerns of small-scale fishworkers at various UN and Civil Society meetings. These are presented here. Material from such meetings has helped build awareness of developments at the both the international level of, say, UN forums, and among fishworker organizations

Women engage in a wide range of activities in fisheries, including paid and unpaid work and liaison with institutions. In several countries, women dominate inland fishing and aquaculture. Their play multiple roles – in seafood processing plants, as caregivers in the family, as the builders of social networks and community.

Gender issues focus not on women only but on their relationship with men, on their roles, rights and responsibilities. They acknowledge that these vary within and between cultures as well as by class, race, ethnicity, age and marital status.

The 2014 SSF Guidelines are based on the principle of gender equality and equity. They integrate gender issues into all small-scale fisheries development strategies.




Mathew, Sebastian. 2024. Small-scale Fisheries as a Source of Sustainable Seafood: Opportunities and Challenges


Twenty-fourth Meeting of the United Nations Open-ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and the Law of the Sea (ICP-24), United Nations, New York, 19 June 2024

Mathew, Sebastian. 2024. Climate Change Impacts and Fishing Communities


International Conference on Fishers’ Welfare, May 13-17, 2024, Taichung, Taiwan

Nair, Sivaja. 2023. Incorporating traditional and local knowledge to EBSA Process


Technical Expert Workshop to Review Modalities for Modifying the Descriptions of Ecologically or Biologically Significant Marine Areas and Describing New Areas, Oslo, Norway, November 20–24, 2023

Venugopalan.N. 2023. Climate Change and India


The National Council Meeting 6-7 November, 2023 at Kolkata, India

Mathew, Sebastian. 2023. ALDFG: A Small-scale Fisheries Perspective


Problue Global Engagement Forum Lost At Sea: Combating Abandoned, Lost and Otherwise, Discarded Fishing Gear  Salons de l’hôtel des Ars et Mtiers, 9 bis avenue d’lena, 75116 (Paris, France), Sunday,...

IYAFA 2022 | Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Summit 2022: SSF Guidelines implementation – Towards other Regional Plans of Action by ICSF


IYAFA 2022 | Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Summit 2022 : SSF Guidelines implementation – towards other Regional Plans of Action  by International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Parallel Sessions: Thematic Deep...

IYAFA 2022 | Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Summit 2022: Initiatives to support the implementation of the SSF Guidelines, FAO and ICSF

Initiatives to support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication  Food and Agriculture Organization of the United...

Mathew, Sebastian. 2022. Social sustainability of fisheries and aquaculture value chain


4th Oceans Forum on trade-related aspects of Sustainable Development Goal, Session 3, Day 2, 7 April 2022  

Applying a Human Rights-based Approach in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework by Vivienne Solis, ICSF and CoopeSoliDar R.L.


Applying a Human Rights-based Approach in the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework by Vivienne Solis, ICSF and CoopeSoliDar R.L.

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