Happy Birthday to the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines!

Today marks the 1 year anniversary of the passing of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Committee on Fisheries. While this daunting title may not seem terribly exciting, the passing of these guidelines is a huge step towards recognizing the importance of small scale fisheries around the world, improving conditions within the fisheries for the people who depend on them and ensuring that these fisheries are able to sustainably provide for communities and thrive for years to come.

Nova Scotia is home to many small-scale fisheries which we think deserve to be celebrated. Check out some of our past posts below, to learn more about what these guidelines could mean for Canada, and fisheries all around the world.

Protecting our Small-Scale Fisheries

Canada Missing Big Opportunity to Support its Small-Scale Fisheries

Recognizing the Importance of Small-Scale Fisheries

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