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In collaboration with the Oak Foundation, WorldFish hosted Towards resilient and equitable smallscale fisheries meeting from 3rd to 5th September 2019 in WorldFish headquarters, Penang.

The event was supported by a collaboration between the Oak Foundation and WorldFish through the CGIAR Research Program on Fish-Agri Food Systems (FISH). The meeting convened sixty representatives from social movements, SSF research, civil society, intergovernmental agency and non-government organizations and aims to lead the discussions on the emerging new frontiers for small-scale fisheries.

The World Forum of Fisher Peoples was present.
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Hello everyone. I guess by now you would have heard about the weather that is expected to affect Barbados and possibly the Caribbean. I wish all boat owners, fishers and other fisherfolk to please make all necessary precautions to ensure that your vessels and property are safe and secured. Please ensure that you seek safe harbour in a timely manner. Select a focal point, someone to communicate all plans and preparation for the impending weather at your various sites. This would assist in gathering information to assist with any rebound from any disasters if necessary. Share all information you may have of the weather. This weather is developing very rapid with little time for preparation. Be safe. Do not take the weather for granted. Take note of all bulletins.

A message from your CNFO Chair, Ms. Vernel Nicholls
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Barbuda Fisherfolk Day was celebrated on 20th July 2019 with a fishing tournament. Sixteen boats and over sixty fishers participated. This was the first year of celebration. ... See MoreSee Less

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Seventeenth Session of the Western Central Atlantic Fishery Commission (WECAFC) Miami, United States of America, 15-18 July 2019

The following items were tabled:
• Regional Plan of Action to address Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing.
• Developments in the management of selected commercial species, such as queen conch, spiny lobster • Capacity building for Regional Fisheries Governance.
• Climate change, vulnerabilities and adaptation in the Western Central Atlantic fisheries and aquaculture
• Data collection reference framework (DCRF) in the WECAFC area

Vernel Nicholls Vernel Nicholls who represented the CNFO says it is important that fisherfolks understand the importance of being involved in the discussions and decisions that affect their livelihoods. Decisions will be made without us for us.
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#Barbados week of celebrating fisherfolks. June 29 is celebrated as Fisherfolk Day across the Caribbean. fisherman's day celebrations. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sad news for Anguilla. Two fishermen went out yesterday and did not return. First search and no good luck. Due to the high winds a search by plane will be made at 2 pm today. ... See MoreSee Less

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Mr. Naseegh Jaffer of the WFFP.The Centre for Maritime Research (MARE) is having its 10th international People and the Sea Conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on June 25-28, 2019.

Naseegh Jaffer representing the WFFP made a presentation entitled: Smallscale fishing communities, scholarly activism and the SSF Guidelines. STIRRING UP CAPACITY!

Social movements (WFFP, WFF and others) have worked closely with FAO to conceptualise and develop the SSF Guidelines. Through this cooperation many 1000s of SSF fishers and people from fishing communities made active contributions to its development through local, national regional and international workshops and submissions.
We feel that we belong in it - and it belongs to us
But scholars and progressive researcher too played and important role in its development – hence the increased interest in the future of the sector.

The legacy of good small scale fishery research will be perpetually remembered when it s outcomes contribute to a paradigm change where the power of fishing communities are recognized.

Get involved…
But remember:
Nothing about us without us…
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This short video story highlights the findings of WorldFish leading researcher Philippa Cohen’s paper on Securing a just space for small scale fisheries in the blue economy, published at the Frontiers journal in April 2019. The paper brings insights from social science and Small- scale fisheries (SSF) to explore how ocean governance might better account for social dimensions of fisheries. The video was produced in collaboration with the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies. ... See MoreSee Less

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#Barbados celebrating Caribbean Fisherfolk Day! ... See MoreSee Less

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