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.

Splitting Hairs

It is not sufficient to be morally concerned about justice for small-scale fisheries. We also need to know what we are talking about and how we should acquire more knowledge. For that, we will benefit from an analytical framework that is broad enough to help guide us in capturing the many complexities, dimensions and dilemmas of Blue Justice.

Is your paper in ISSF?

Do you want people to know about your research in SSF? ISSF offers the most comprehensive information system of all things SSF. Check out the ‘State-of-the-Art’ interactive data visualization and find out where in the world SSF research takes place since 2000, and on what topics (economic, ecological, social/cultural, or governance). Don’t forget to click […]

TBTI Japan Research Network

About the network As the launch of the new fishing boat, the ship of the TBTI Japan Research Network is now out into the ocean! Congratulations! Japan’s fisheries governance is based on the fishery rights and fisheries cooperative systems, which in turn are based on the existence of small-scale fisheries. Therefore, the presence of small-scale […]

Why Should Everyone Care about Small-Scale Fisheries

August 17, 2020 Prepared by: Andrew Tsai,Graduate student at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada Before being hired as a temporary research assistant with TBTI Global in May, 2020, I have never heard of terms such as “small-scale fisheries” (SSF) or “blue justice.” By the end of the contract, I am now convinced that SSF are […]

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 […]

Your contributed dataset – what it says?

You contributed a dataset to ISSF? Congratulations!What does the data says and what can you do with it?  There are many ways to explore data in ISSF that you have contributed to. Check out our new visualizations to see these examples. From the ‘SSF Profile’ layer, you can find out common gear used in each country and […]

TBTI Japan

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Watch videos or play a game to learn about the SSF Guidelines

The principles in the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) can seem a bit technical to read and take to heart. But luckily, there are more ways to get acquainted with what the SSF Guidelines say. As of this month, each thematic chapter […]

ISSF 2.0

The Information System on Small-scale Fisheries 2.0 successfully launched! The Information System on Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF) is an online, crowdsourcing platform developed by Too Big To Ignore. ISSF is the first global repository of small-scale fisheries data, allowing users to share their knowledge and data on small-scale fisheries on a global level. The 2.0 version […]

Great Fish for a Change

New TBTI e-book offers a glimpse into Newfoundland’s small-scale fisheries of 21 century TBTI latest e-book, ‘Great Fish for a Change,’ edited by TBTI Project Manager, Vesna Kerezi, and written by TBTI members and collaborators, offers first hand recollections about small-scale fisheries of Newfoundland and Labrador. The volume is a rich and colourful compilation of […]