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Assessment of the integration of fisheries and aquaculture in policy development

Framework and application in Africa












Murekezi, P., Martone, E. & Menezes, A. Assessment of the integration of fisheries and aquaculture in policy development – Framework and application in Africa. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 663. Rome, FAO. 

 





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    Towards the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region
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    ollowing the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) by the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in June 2014, and in line with paragraph 13.6 of the document itself, which promotes the development of regional plans of action for their implementation, a regional workshop was held to discuss the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. The Regional Consultation Workshop on Implementing the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication was held in Mauritius from 12 to 15 December 2016. It was hosted by the Indian Ocean Commission, in partnership with SADC and FAO. The workshop was attended by 56 participants from Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe, and Reunion Island (French outermost region), including representatives of governments, socioprofessional associations representing the small-scale fisheries sector, civil society organizations as well as a range of supporting organizations (regional organizations, regional fishery bodies, research institutes, NGOs, etc.) and IOC, FAO and SADC staff and resource persons. The overall objective of the workshop was to raise awareness and provide implementation support for the SSF Guidelines. The specific objectives were to identify priority actions for the creation of a consolidated SSF Guidelines action plan for the SADC/IOC region; to identify potential resources and modalities for its implementation; and to share lessons learned from past and ongoing initiatives with respect to managing small-scale fisheries and enhancing their value chains. During the four days, participants examined the current status of small-scale fisheries in the region, shared experiences through country and thematic presentations, identified main challenges and best practices and proposed actions to support the implementation of the SSF Guidelines within the context of appropriate regional and national frameworks.
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    Towards the implementation of the SSF Guidelines in Eastern Africa: Proceedings of the East Africa Consultation Workshop on Improving Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 15-18 September 2015 2016
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    Following the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) by the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in June 2014 and in line with paragraph 13.6 of the document itself, promoting the development regional plans of action for their implementation, a regional workshop was held in Eastern Africa to discuss implementation of the SSF Guidelines. The East Africa Consultation Workshop on im proving small-scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 15-18 September 2015. It was hosted by the FAO Sub-Regional Office for Eastern Africa. The workshop was attended by a total of 38 participants from Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, including representatives of governments, regional organisations, Regional Fishery Bodies (RFBs), Civil Society Organization (CSOs), NGOs, res earch institutions, academia, other relevant other non-state actors as well as FAO staff and resource persons. The workshop noted that small-scale fisheries employ the bulk of fishers and fish workers in the region and contribute substantially to food security and livelihoods through their role in providing nutritious food and generating local and national incomes. Inland fisheries are particularly important in many countries of the region. There are many aquatic resources, including freshwater and marine resources, that are shared by two or several countries and the regional aspects of small-scale fisheries are hence important. The overall objective of the workshop was to facilitate the understanding of the principles of the SSF Guidelines and their application in order to support sustainable small-scale fisheries and Blue Growth. During the three and a half days, participants examined the current status of small-scale fisheries in the region and shared experiences through country and topical presentations, and discussed priorities and actions for implementing the SSF Guidelines at regional and national levels.  
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    Report of the Pan-African Workshop on Strengthening Organizational Structures of Non-State Actors for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in Africa
    Kasane, Botswana, 10–12 July 2019
    2020
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    This document reports on the Pan-African Workshop on Strengthening Organizational Structures of Non-state Actors for Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in Africa that was held in Kasane, Botswana, on 10–12 July 2019. The workshop was organized by WorldFish and FAO in collaboration with the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal Resources (AU-IBAR) and hosted by the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Within the context of implementing the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) and the AU Policy Framework and Reform Strategy for Fisheries and Aquaculture in Africa (PFRS), the workshop aimed at supporting the participation of small-scale fishers and fishworkers in decision-making and development processes that concern their lives and livelihoods. The main objectives were to enhance the functioning of the five subregional non-state actor (NSA) platforms in Africa; to develop strategies and recommendations for the establishment of a Pan-African NSA Platform; and to link global and regional processes and investigate how regional representation can be reflected in the SSF Guidelines Global Strategic Framework (SSF-GSF) mechanism, in particular its Advisory Group.

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