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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.

Happy World Fisheries Day 2020

Each November 21, World Fisheries Day, is a welcomed opportunity to reflect on the ever-increasing knowledge about fishing, fishers, coastal communities, and the status of the oceans and the fish stocks, as well as to recognize the contribution of fishing people who provide food, nutrition and income security to millions of people around the world.

TD online course, fall 2020

The TD training program consists of a series of lectures on theories and main concepts, such as TD, wicked problems, stakeholders, governance and governability, followed by approaches, methods and frameworks to promote sustainability for fisheries and ocean.

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 […]