Managing Small-scale Fisheries

Alternative Directions and Methods

Managing Small-scale Fisheries

Managing Small-Scale Fisheries: Alternative directions and methods

Small-scale Fisheries Management

Frameworks and Approaches for the Developing World

Small-scale Fisheries Management

Small-scale fisheries make up a large proportion of world's fisheries, both by catch and participation. Effective management is essential to ensure access to fish for food and income. Covering social and economic aspects of the fishery management and governance challenge, this book provides guidance on innovative and alternative management measures and methods for small-scale fisheries. The book covers key topics such as rights, policy, co-management, communications and trade, and is an important reference for researchers and students in fisheries science and management as well as fisheries re.

Report of the Expert Consultation on Small-Scale Fisheries Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Accra, Ghana, 12-14 December 2001

Report of the Expert Consultation on Small-Scale Fisheries Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

This Expert Consultation took place in Accra, Ghana, 2001 and reviewed management approaches employed in the small-scale fisheries in the Sub-Saharan region of Africa. It found that government institutional arrangements/management outnumbered the traditional and co-management systems. In general though, most countries operate a combination of management practices. The consultation found co-management systems seemed the most viable option for this region, and that therefore the FAO should issue guidelines for the greater development and introduction of co-management.

Poverty and Small-scale Fisheries in West Africa

Poverty and Small-scale Fisheries in West Africa

This book offers new perspectives on poverty in small-scale fisheries, introducing innovative concepts and ideas and drawing upon recent knowledge generated by in-depth case studies. The text makes explicit connections with the Sustainable Livelihood Approach and the Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries - two prominent frameworks which are recognized, applied and promoted internationally by scholars, practitioners and donor agencies in their work on fisheries development.

The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines

Global Implementation

The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines

In June 2014, FAO member-states endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines). These Guidelines are one of the most significant landmarks for small-scale fisheries around the world. They are comprehensive in terms of topics covered, and progressive, with their foundations based on human rights and other key principles. It can be anticipated that implementing the SSF Guidelines, whether at local, national, or regional levels, will be challenging. This book contains in-depth case studies where authors discuss the extent to which the Guidelines can help improve the realities of small-scale fishing men and women globally and make their livelihoods and communities more secure. This will require policy intervention and innovation, along with contributions of civil society organizations and academia. However, most of all it will necessitate the empowerment of fishing people so that they can become active participants in decision making on matters where their well-being and human rights are at stake. By endorsing the SSF Guidelines, states have committed themselves to support and facilitate this development. This book asks whether states can successfully “walk the talk,” and provides advice as to how they can do so. The collection of case studies sets the platform for an interactive dialogue space for researchers, policy makers, civil society and small-scale fishing communities to start the conversation about the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the SSF Guidelines at local, national, regional and global levels. An added value is that it helps add focus to our work as civil society activists involved in ensuring the application of the SSF Guidelines. Naseegh Jaffer – General Secretary, World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) This collection offers many ways in which institutions enabling small-scale fisheries can protect and promote sustainability, food security, customary tenure, self-management, and market access, while fostering such benefits as ecosystem-based management, protected areas, incorporation of local knowledge, and poverty alleviation. You will want to put this book in the hands of policy-makers and practitioners immediately -- and for years to come. Evelyn Pinkerton – Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada

World Small-scale Fisheries

Contemporary Visions

World Small-scale Fisheries

Small-scale fisheries have received less attention in the global policy arena than their bigger counterparts, but they have much to offer the world in terms of employment, food security, and conservation. World Small-Scale Fisheries makes a new case for the importance of small-scale fisheries and provides twenty in-depth studies of businesses from around the world. An important reference book for researchers in fisheries management as well as policymakers, World Small-Scale Fisheries demonstrates the opportunities for sustainability and the remarkable strengths of small-scale fishing operations.

Fishery Co-Management

A Practical Handbook

Fishery Co-Management

During the last decade, there has been a shift in the governance and management of fisheries to a broaderapproach that recognizes the participation of fishers, local stewardship, and shared decision-making.Through this process, fishers are empowered to become active members of the management team,balancing rights and responsibilities, and working in partnership with government. This approach iscalled co-management.This handbook describes the process of community-based co-management from its beginning, throughimplementation, to turnover to the community. It provides ideas, methods, techniques, activities, checklists,examples, questions and indicators for the planning and implementing of a process of community-basedco-management. It focuses on small-scale fisheries (freshwater, floodplain, estuarine, or marine) indeveloping countries, but is also relevant to small-scale fisheries in developed countries and to themanagement of other coastal resources (such as coral reefs, mangroves, sea grass, and wetlands). Thishandbook will be of significant interest to resource managers, practitioners, academics and students ofsmall-scale fisheries.