NATIONAL POLICY & PLANNING
5.8 million fishers worldwide currently earn less than USD1/day, yet 95% of small-scale landings are destined for local consumption. These landings represent an important local source of food and revenue.
Guiding principles of the FAO Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
- Human rights and dignity
- Respect of cultures
- Gender equality and equity
- Consultation and participation
- Rule of law
- Economic, social and environmental sustainability
- Holistic and integrated approaches
- Social responsibility
- Feasibility and social and economic viability
A snapshot of our contributions to National Policy and planning
- Member of Tanzanian National Task Team for implementing FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries
- Standard Operating Procedures for Shehia Fishers Committees in Zanzibar
- Standard Operating Procedures for Collaborative Management Groups in Zanzibar
- Consulted on Fisheries Legislation in Zanzibar
Wherever possible we have an input into national and local policy and planning helping to bring the importance and benefits community-led marine resource management to the table and into policy. We are guided by the FAO guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries.
Some of our partners and collaborations
There are eight core approaches underpinning our work. Click on one below to read more.