On July 27, 2017, Blue Solutions and the GIZ sector project “Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture” hosted a webinar on the Certification of small-scale fisheries in developing countries: Opportunities and Challenges. The session is part of the PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet webinar series.
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Dr. Audun Lem, Deputy Director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, FAO delivered the keynote and pointed out potential benefits and obstacles for the certification of small-scale fisheries. Camila Zambrano Esguerra, Fondo Acción and Hoyt Peckham, SmartFish presented two successful approaches to improve the fisheries value chain and ecological sustainability in Colombia and Mexico. Daniel Suddaby, Ocean Outcomes discussed the certification of Maldives pole and line tuna fisheries. The webinar attracted over 110 attendees from 34 countries and 79 different organizations, mostly NGOs, academia and governments.
These solutions are, among others, comprehensively presented in the multimedia article ‘Solutions in Focus: Small-scale fisheries – towards an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future’. In this article, discover approaches from around the world aiming at improving the socio-economic conditions of small-scale fishing communities while ensuring an environmentally sustainable fisheries management.