Book release: Thinking Big about Small-Scale Fisheries in Canada

This e-book is an exceptionally comprehensive exploration of small-scale fisheries in Canada. It includes a tapestry of narratives, perspectives, and research that spans across the country and along its coasts. The diverse voices in this volume illuminate the profound impact of Canadian small-scale fisheries on the social, cultural, and economic fabric of inshore and coastal communities, and their pivotal role as key stewards of Canada’s aquatic ecosystems.

Book release: Dried Fish Matters – Exploring the Social Economy of Dried Fish

This volume, consisting of essays, recipes, stories, and reflections contributed by members of the Dried Fish Matters partnership, provides a commentary on why dried fish matters – to us as researchers, to the communities in which dried fish is produced and consumed, and to the gastronomic heritage of humanity.

Podcast: Connecting to the Ocean

While publications and presentations remain the main channels for research dissemination, the need to engage audiences using different methods and alternative forms of media is increasingly recognized. Podcasts are one of those new option, offering opportunities for informal conversation and for making different types of connection.

Unlocking legal and policy frameworks for SSF

Share Your Knowledge Unlocking Legal And Policy Frameworks For Small-Scale Fisheries Call For Contribution In June 2014, the Committee on Fisheries of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines). While there has been a lot of work focusing on the implementation […]

‘Blue Justice for Small-Scale Fisheries – A Global Scan’

Blue Justice for Small-Scale Fisheries – A Global Scan, Volume 1 Editors: Vesna Kerezi, Dorota Kinga Pietruszka & Ratana Chuenpagdee Publisher: TBTI Global Small-scale fisheries provide livelihoods and food security to millions of women and men around the word. They make important contribution to the local and national economy, as well as represent diverse value, […]

Joining forces to face the Covid-19

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has been swift and unsettling. It affects our lives in ways beyond imagining and has sent shock-waves to all sectors of the society, especially the most vulnerable populations. Knowing that this is not going to end soon, a key question is then how best to deal with it in […]

Covid-19 and small-scale fisheries

The impacts of Covid-19 can be overwhelming. Lock-downs across the world are putting all of us in different, increasingly trying situations. Similarly, small-scale fisheries are facing a growing number of challenges. How exactly are they facing these challenges? And who is there to support them? Physical distancing and quarantine measures are changing the way people […]

Blue Justice for SSF

Share your story Social justice for small-scale fisheries The ‘Blue Economy’ and ‘Blue Growth’ initiatives, which frame the oceans as the new economic and development frontier, have entered the international agenda over the past decade. Although some of these development agendas imply an alignment with social objectives and speak to small-scale fisheries concerns, many are […]

TBTI in Ecuador: Meeting report now available!

Strengthening collaborations on small-scale fisheries research in Latin America and the Caribbean On February 3 to 5, 2019, several TBTI members met in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to discuss ways of building collaboration between government agencies, researchers, and civil society organizations (CSOs) to address issues and concerns affecting small-scale fisheries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). […]

TBTI special sessions at the 2019 MARE People and the Sea Conference

Transdisciplinary Fisheries Sciences for Blue Justice: The Need to Go Between, Across and Beyond Panel organizers: Milena Arias Schreiber, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Ratana Chuenpagdee, Department of Geography, Memorial University, Canada Session synopsis: Transdisciplinary research has been brought forward as a means to solve and mitigate real-world problems including fisheries. Scientists […]

TD training workshop, Aug 24-29, Sylhet, Bangladesh – Call for applications

The objective of the transdisciplinary (TD) training program is to expose participants to a range of issues, challenges and concerns related to fisheries and ocean sustainability, especially those affecting small-scale fisheries, as well as to deepen the understanding about their causes and effects, and to broaden the perspective about how to address them.  Structure: the […]