Small-scale fisher movements prepare for COFI 2022

The Committee on Fisheries (COFI) will be hosting its 35th session this year from 5 to 9 September in Rome, Italy. This is the first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. The COFI process is a subsidiary body of the Food and Agriculture...

WTO negotiations of fishery subsidies threaten the sustainability of SSF

On June 17, 2022, the World Trade Organization (WTO) finalized the agreement on the widely debated negotiations aimed at limiting fisheries subsidies that contribute and create a conducive environment to overfishing. The agreement aimed to protect overfished stocks by...

Remembering Ocean People in celebrating World Oceans Day

The United Nations Ocean Conference 2022 (UNOC2022) will take place from 27 June to 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference aims to mobilize action and propel science-based innovative solutions directed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action rooted...

Assessment of SSF guidelines in Africa’s coastal communities

The African Advisory Group (AAG) is planning to assess the implementation of the Small-scale Fisheries Guidelines (SSFG) in 10 African countries this year. In February 2020, Masifundise coordinated a workshop in Zimbabwe to unite delegates from regional organisations...

“We are the oceans, we are the waters, we are the people!”- 7th General Assembly of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples asserts small-scale fishers human rights and food sovereignty

From the 15th to the 21st of November 2017, members of the World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP), allies from social movements and support organisations gathered in Delhi for the WFFP 7th General Assembly. WFFP was founded in Delhi on the 21st November 1997, thus the...