Transdisciplinarity in Fisheries and Ocean Sustainability

Transdisciplinarity in Fisheries & Ocean Sustainability <h2>Report from the Training-of-the-Trainers Workshop</h2> <h2>November 8-10, 2019</h2> <h2>Punta Cana, Dominican Republic</h2> <img width=”791″ height=”1024″ src=”×1024.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”×1024.jpg 791w,×300.jpg 232w,×994.jpg 768w,×1536.jpg 1187w,×2048.jpg 1583w, 1978w” sizes=”(max-width: 791px) 100vw, 791px” /> <a href=”” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”> Download report </a>

Blue Justice: Small-Scale Fisheries in a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Blue Justice: Small-Scale Fisheries in a Sustainable Ocean Economy. For small-scale fisheries around the world, the Blue Growth and Blue Economy initiatives may provide sustainable development, but only insofar as they align with the global consensus enshrined in the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication.

Highlights from the ‘Blue Justice – Alert to Action’ campaign

On February 20th, the World’s Day of Social Justice, TBTI Global brought forward a collection of stories about Blue Justice in Small-Scale Fisheries from nine countries. Each of the stories depicts issues of (in)justice, in voices of those directly affected by it – the small-scale fishers themselves.
We summarized these highlights in an infograhic and a short video that can be viewed on TBTI YouTube channel. And while you’re there, be sure to check the original videos that were released on February 20, plus a few more that we have received since then.

The consequences of the fishmeal and fish oil industry on Senegal’s food security

In the coastal nation of Senegal, a complex interplay between global market demands and local food security is unfolding. Despite an increase in fish landings, the proliferation of the fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) industry, driven by the insatiable global appetite for products like supermarket salmon, is not only failing to alleviate national food insecurity but is exacerbating it.

‘Double Majority’ – Women Among Many in TBTI

The theme of the 2024 International Women’s Day, as designated by the United Nations, is ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’. TBTI women, and what they say in the post, is a good testament of why investing in women makes a lot of sense.

Upcoming book: Policy Sciences and the Human Dignity Gap

Over the past 75 years, democratic societies have reaffirmed their strong commitment to upholding human dignity in healthy environments. In practice, however, achieving human dignity has had a mixed record of outcomes, with major shortfalls across diverse problem context. Led by Susan Clark and co-authored by Evan Andrews and Ana Lambert, this book addresses this discrepancy, conceived as the human dignity gap, and provides concepts, tools, and strategies for citizens and leaders to close the gap. The book is available for pre-sale.

Three new articles featured in Samudra

The latest issue of Samudra features three articles written by the TBTI members and contributors. In ‘Old Values, New Challenges’, Yinji Li discusses current challenges faced by fishing communities in Japan and highlights Umigyo approach as a way to ensure the rights and livelihoods of fishing communities. In ‘A New Era of Hope’, Ratana Chuenpagdee highlights the commitments needed to strengthen the knowledge of small-scale fisheries and protect their livelihoods, outlining the efforts done by TBTI Global within the context of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022) and the 10th Anniversary of the SSF Guidelines. In ‘A Sense of Home’ Maarten Bavinck reviews Svein Jentoft’s latest book ‘The Gift of Community – More Essays on Human Experiences of Small-scale Fisheries’ and commends the author’s unique perspective in exploring the human side of the relationship between the small-scale fisheries and their communities.

INFOFISH feature article with Dr. Yinji Li: Umigyo in small-scale fisheries in Japan 

In a recent feature article with INFOFISH, TBTI Japan coordinator Yinji Li cautiones against the fisheries legislation that emphasize economic efficiency and threaten the sustainability of small-scale fisheries. She argues for the need to embrace the principle of Umigyo as a way to revitalize Japanese coastal communities and fishery systems.

TBTI Japan launches a TD committee

TBTI Japan has launched a transdisciplinary committee for a small-scale fisheries white paper project, which will be officially released during the Small-Scale Fisheries Regional Symposium for Asia Pacific in April of 2024. The first committee meeting was also featured in the Fisheries Daily on Nov 28, 2023.

Blue Justice – Alert to Action

Join a global campaign to help bring awareness about injustices in small-scale fisheries around the world, by submitting to us a short video recording (2-3 minutes) of fishers’ and communities’ voices about Blue Justice.

TBTI Philippines Organizes Round Table Discussion

TBTI Philippines organized an online round table discussion on the Proposed Amendment of the 2015 Republic Act No. 10654 or an act to prevent, deter, and eliminate illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing, or the amended The Philippine Fisheries Code of 1998 (RA 8550).

TBTI Philippines Signs  MOA with Member-SUCs in Davao City, Philippines

The National Consortium for Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Research and Development or Too-Big-To-Ignore (TBTI) Philippines had a formal Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing with the heads of six member-organizations last 13-14 September 2023 in Davao City, Philippines.