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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.

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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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In Saint Lucia activities leading up to the celebration of fisherfolk day. Today Choiseul is conducting an exhibition for the general public. Mr. Devon Stephen, fisherfolk leader, is demonstrating the craft of pot making. ... See MoreSee Less

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