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.

Assessing the Risks, Vulnerability, and Response Capacity in the Fishing Communities of Telchac Harbor and Dzilam de Bravo, Mexico

This Spring, the CINVESTAV-Merida fisheries lab, in collaboration with TBTI Global, organized two workshops that focused on the risks, vulnerability, and response capacity in the Dzilam de Bravo and Telchac Puerto fishing communities in the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico.

2024 SSF Regional Symposium

We are pleased to share with you the announcement of the “2024 SSF Regional Symposium” Series, which will be jointly organized by TBTI Global and the local partners. The Symposium is an all-encompassing space to share stories, experiences, and lessons about small-scale fisheries, as well as to discuss and explore options and opportunities for supporting sustainable small-scale fisheries. The theme for the 2024 SSF Regional Symposium is ‘Bright Spots ~ Hope Spots.’

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.