TBTI Project Manager receives President’s Award for Exemplary Employees – Champion of Innovation

Vesna Kerezi, TBTI Program Manager and Communication Specialist was recently awarded Memorial University’s President’s Award for Exemplary Employees in the Champions of Innovation category.

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.

Celebrating 2023 World Fisheries Day: New Era of Support for Small-Scale Fisheries

After several years of online celebrations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TBTI Global finally celebrated the World Fisheries Day in person again! This year’s event was centered around the theme of the New Era of Support for Small-Scale Fisheries, building on the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022), celebrated worldwide last year.

From counting fish to exploring the human side of fisheries: My journey into small-scale fisheries research

Nova Almine recently completed her Master’s degree in Geography at Memorial University in Canada where she studied dried fish value chain dynamics in Thailand. Her study demonstrated the adaptability of dried fish actors as fishers, producers, and vendors who embraced digital marketing strategies to deal with pandemic-related challenges.

TBTI Philippines Conducts 2nd ExeCom Meeting

The National Consortium for Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Research and Development or Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) Philippines had its Second Executive Committee Meeting last 13 November 2023 at the Batangas State University ARASOF – Nasugbu (BatStateU ARASOF-Nasugbu). The 2nd ExeCom meeting was hosted by the BatStateU ARASOF-Nasugbu.

New e-book release: The Gift of Community

This book is a follow up, or a continuation rather, of the 2019 book titled ‘Life Above Water: Essays on human experiences of small-scale fisheries’. The aim of the the new book is to explain how they come together and how they must be seen as a whole.


The book covers a wide range of concepts and themes that help make sense of small-scale fisheries as an important global phenomenon. Prof. Berkes also shares insightful lessons from his prolific academic life, along with some personal stories about the major twists and turns.

Governing in an uncertain time: the case of Sakura shrimp fishery, Japan

Known as the “Jewel of Suruga Bay,” Sakura shrimp has long been an important fishery that supports the economy of the local communities in Suruga Bay, Shizuoka, Japan.

Community responses to international trade policy: A Newfoundland case study

Former TBTI and OFI Master of Arts in Geography student Jack Daly and TBTI Director Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee published an article in Ocean & Coastal Management in March on their research into trade policy and its effect on Newfoundland and Labradors fisheries.

The Transdisciplinary Journey

Engaging in transdisciplinarity is a lifelong journey. In September 2020, TBTI Global welcomed over 55 participants from 24 countries to the TBTI Transdisciplinary Learning platform.

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).

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.