First Philippines Small-Scale Fisheries National Symposium

Iloilo City

October 16-18, 2024

The National Consortium for the Small-Scale Fisheries Research and Development or Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) Philippines launches the official website and call for abstracts for the First Philippines Small-Scale Fisheries National Symposium (PSSFNS1) on 16-18 October 2024 in Iloilo City. 


The PSSFNS1 is the first symposium in the country that is highly focused on small-scale fisheries. By bringing together various stakeholders in the fisheries sector such as the fishers, fisheries managers, scientists, researchers, LGU representatives, policymakers, students, advocates, civic organizations, non-government organizations, advocacy groups, practitioners, media, and artists around the country, the symposium will provide a venue for the stakeholders to contribute to the creation of ways to make SSF sustainable and viable in the country.


The main theme of the symposium is ‘Small-Scale Fisheries in the Philippines are too Big to Ignore.’  Some of the themes that will be discussed during the symposium include inland and marine small-scale fisheries, small-scale fisheries management and governance, economics of small-scale fisheries, socio-cultural aspects of small-scale fisheries, climate change and resilience, and gender, technology and innovation in small-scale fisheries. 

The symposium is organized by the TBTI Philippines Hub or the National Consortium for Small-Scale Fisheries Research and Development. The main-organizer of the symposium is The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), along with Carlos Hilado Memorial State University (CHMSU), Central Philippines State University (CPSU), Northern Iloilo State University (NISU), State University of Northern Negros (SUNN), and University of Antique (UA) as co-organizers. Visit the symposiums official website for updates about the conference, key dates, program, and submission guidelines, among others.