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Small-scale fishers and ocean well-being

One Ocean Hub

University of Strathclyde, UK

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  • artisanal fisheries,
  • coastal communities,
  • fisheries,
  • fishes,
  • advocacy,
  • community,
  • South Africa,
  • Ghana,
  • namibia
Target Group
  • Community workers,
  • Researchers,
  • Policy makers
  • English
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This roundtable highlights the often-overlooked connections between the lives and livelihoods of Small-Scale Fishers.

The event shares cutting-edge research carried out with Small-Scale Fishers in South Africa, Ghana and Namibia on the challenges to their lives and livelihoods arising from blue economy initiatives, non-inclusive top-down conservation, and other pressures on ocean use. The event also shares insights into the recognition and protection of Small-Scale Fishers as environmental human rights defenders, processes for building alliances between small scale fishers and others working for ocean well-being, and responses to their needs for access to fisheries resources and markets (SDG 14.b) through the lens of customary sustainable use and protection of marine biodiversity.

1. Professor Elisa Morgera, the University of Strathclyde
2. Taryn Pereira Kaplan, Rhodes University
3. Dr Bolanle Erinosho, the University of Cape Coast
4. Professor Alex Kanyimba, the University of Namibia
5. Dr Tapiwa Warikandwa, the University of Namibia
6. Small-scale fishers’ leaders
7. Ms Angela Kariuki, the United Nations Environment Programme
8. Ms Nicole Franz, the Food and Agriculture Organization