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FAO Online consultation: How to monitor implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries? February 20,2020   |  Source: FAO

FAO is currently currently developing a monitoring and evaluation tool for the SSF Guidelines. As a part of this work, they are launching an online consultation to solicit views, recommendations, suggestions, and good practices from a diverse group of practitioners. If you wish to take part in the consultation, please share your ideas and opinions before March 16th 2020! The consultation is available in all UN languages:

In 2014, the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines). They are a set of recommendations to states and other actors on how to make small-scale fisheries more sustainable. Key issues in the SSF Guidelines include allocating tenure rights equitably; managing resources responsibly; supporting social development and decent work; empowering fish workers along the entire value chain; promoting gender equality; and addressing climate change and disaster risks. The SSF Guidelines are the result of a participatory development process that brought together small-scale fisheries actors, governments, academia, NGOs, regional organizations and many other stakeholders. Their content reflects what these actors have identified

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