SSF Regional Symposium for Asia-Pacific

Join us for a reflective journey as we look back at the SSF Regional Symposium for Asia-Pacific. Witness some of the most exciting and memorable moments, find out what topics took center stage, and check what issues and next steps were discussed as part of Bright and Hope Spots. There is also a special section on ‘Girls Who Fish’ as well as on ‘Girls Who Love To Eat Fish’. Plus, lots and lots of photos. So, get comfortable and enjoy the read.

Implementation of the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines: A Legal and Policy Scan

This book will provide a transdisciplinary assessment of multiple countries’ legal and policy frameworks vis-à-vis 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.

Call for contribution: A new e-book about small-scale fisheries of Malaysia

We are excited to announce the forthcoming publication of an e-book focusing on small-scale fisheries in Malaysia, to be published in the TBTI Global Publication Series. We cordially invite you to contribute your valuable insights and expertise to this collaborative project.

The Beauty and the Bounty

Nepal is among the top tourist destinations in the world, attracting a large number of visitors each year. Many head for the ‘mountains’, or at least for the view of them. When we said we were going to Bharatpur, people thought that we wanted to visit Chitwan National Park, well-known for rare mammals, like one-horned rhinos and Bengal tigers. We had a better idea, and a much more exciting agenda. We visited the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) and spent a few days, on 17-21 February, working with a group of undergraduate and graduate students who are studying fisheries and aquaculture at AFU, as well as other young researchers and early career scientists interested in small-scale fisheries.

‘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.

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.

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.