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Issue No.64
  • :0973-1156
  • :November
  • :2021

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 64, November 2021

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IYAFA 2022

International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture



By Joe Zelasney (joseph.zelasney@fao.org), Fishery Officer, Fisheries and Aquaculture Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy



The United Nations General Assembly declared 2022 the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022), highlighting that fisheries and aquaculture is about people as much as it is about fish. The objective of IYAFA 2022 is to focus world attention on the role that small-scale fishers, fish farmers and fish workers play, thereby increasing global understanding and action to support them. To make the most of this opportunity we must work collectively to ensure IYAFA 2022 a memorable year. A dedicated website in six languages was designed to facilitate collective action. Please visit the site and help bring attention to the important role that small-scale fishers, fish farmers and fish w