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. 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.

Manas, Roshan. 2021. Maharashtra women fishworker’s concerns


The consultation meeting of women fishworker representatives from coastal Maharashtra districts can be held at CIFE, 03-40 December 2021.

Roshan, Manas. 2021. Ensuring access to fish and markets for sustainable development of small-scale fisheries: An agenda for IYAFA 2022


World Fisheries Day 2021: Stand up for sustainable small-scale fisheries African Confederation of Professional Organizations of Artisanal Fisheries (CAOPA), Mbour, Senegal, 19 November, 2021

Mathew, Sebastian. 2021. Small-scale fisheries governance training course for Asia – November 2021


Regional small-scale fisheries governance training for Asia- Creating an enabling environment for SSF Guidelines implementation: Social Development, Employment and Decent Work organised by The International Ocean Institute Southern Africa, 16-18 November...

Mathew, Sebastian. 2021. Reporting on SDG 14.b: The Role of Civil Society


Conference Name:Asia Regional Workshop: SDG 14.b and Associated Indicator 14.b.1, 6-8 July 2021, Virtual Workshop Date: 08-07-2021 Abstract: Genesis of SDG 14.b 1992 Agenda 21 recognizes the rights of small-scale...

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