1. Rapid Assessment of Relative Impacts of SSF Fishing Gear:
Understanding the relative impacts of various types of SSF fishing gear, as compared both within SSF and against industrial fishing gears, is vital for effective management of these fisheries. Ultimately, we aim to develop strategies, in collaboration with SSF fishing communities, researchers and practitioners, on how to mitigate these impacts. We encourage researchers, practitioners and fishers around the world to use the rating template and help with the assessment. Each fishery assessed will become an individual contribution to the e-book that we will compile, and which will later use in a comparative analysis and a global synthesis.
Share your information here! The completed template should be sent to email@example.com as an attachment. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2016
2. SSF Communities as Stewards
Small-scale fishing communities are, and can be, active partners and leaders in the stewardship and conservation of aquatic and marine resources. The vision for this research cluster is to more fully investigate the role of small-scale fishing communities in stewardship, including area-based approaches and beyond. This will allow us to describe and communicate the contribution of these communities to management and conservation in a way that guides support from legal instruments, institutions, and research. Ultimately, we aim to share this information among diverse small-scale fishing communities to promote interest in and ideas for stewardship initiatives.
Share information on small-scale fisheries and stewardship here! The completed template should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment. The deadline for submission is March 31, 2016.