Why Blue Justice ?

Pushing towards a more equitable and just space for small-scale fisheries requires
First and foremost, an understanding of the current situations, looking at the kind of injustices and inequity that may be happening and affecting women and men involved in small-scale fisheries, their families and their communities.
‘Blue Justice’
‘Blue Justice’ acknowledges the historical rights of small-scale fishing communities to marine and inland resources, and coastal space, as traditional users. As a movement, ‘Blue Justice’ seeks to investigate pressures on small-scale fisheries. At its core, it encompasses social justice and human rights principles whilst being intrinsically tied to principles of environmental and climate justice.
Whether through the terms used
To describe them, or the values that are anchored within them, small-scale fisheries have shown their importance for supporting livelihoods globally. By highlighting the diverse values of small-scale fisheries, we can help guide the ocean development agenda in becoming equitable, inclusive, and most importantly, sustainable.
News & Update

Not so small after all

In the past two months, I have had an opportunity to speak to the Japanese public regarding small-scale fisheries issues as well as regarding Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) and Vulnerability to Viability (V2V).

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E-book: Small-scale fisheries in Africa – a regional portrait

‘Small-Scale Fisheries in Africa: A Regional Portrait’ aims at presenting what small-scale fisheries in Africa look like, how important they are to the livelihoods of millions of people in the continent, and the challenges they are facing, through the contribution of case study profiles by researchers and practitioners engaged in this region.

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Upcoming Events

Happy World Fisheries Day 2020

Each November 21, World Fisheries Day, is a welcomed opportunity to reflect on the ever-increasing knowledge about fishing, fishers, coastal communities, and the status of the oceans and the fish stocks, as well as to recognize the contribution of fishing people who provide food, nutrition and income security to millions of people around the world.

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Upcoming Events

TD online course, fall 2020

The TD training program consists of a series of lectures on theories and main concepts, such as TD, wicked problems, stakeholders, governance and governability, followed by approaches, methods and frameworks to promote sustainability for fisheries and ocean.

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Too Big To Ignore is a global researh network and knowledge mobilization partnership that focuses on dressing issues and concerns affecting viabillity and sustainability of small-scale fisheries.
Facilitate networking opportunities | Organize meetings, workshops and webinars | Develop capacity in transdisciplinary research | Connect sciences to policy and society | Produce books, papers, reports, and briefs | Host World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress.

TBTI in numbers

SSF Profiles
Research Clusters

Global repository of SSF data and online data integration tool

Unique crowd-sourcing and interactive plateform for data sharing

Be part of the ISSF community and contribute your knowledge

Follow : www.issf.toobigtoignore.net

Transdisciplinarity and Transformation for the Future of Small-Scale Fisheries

The 3rd WSFC is a transdisciplinary forum for anyone interested in small-scale fisheries to participate in an interactive discussion about the future of the world’s small-scale fisheries.

The overall goal of the Congress is to facilitate opportunities for researchers, students, young professionals, practitioners, fishers and fishers’ organizations, environmental groups, and policymakers to share information about all aspects of small-scale fisheries and to formulate action plans and capacity development programs to support the implementation of the SSF Guidelines.

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