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What have we achieved during iyafa-2022? And what next for advancing the human rights-based approach to small-scale fisheries?

Elisa Morgera, One Ocean Hub

One Ocean Hub, University of Strathclyde, UK

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  • IYAFA,
  • Ocean Governance,
  • sustainable development,
  • human rights,
  • small-scale fishers
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  • Policy makers,
  • Researchers
  • English
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The IYAFA-2022 achievements highlight the human rights of small-scale fishers and strategies to amplify their voices in various forums, while also emphasizing the ongoing work needed from experts.

Published on March 14 2023, this blog post reflects on the achievements of IYAFA-2022 from a human rights perspective, in clarifying the content of the human rights of small-scale fishers, as well as in identifying different ways to amplify the voices of small-scale fishers in local, national and international discussions on human rights, sustainable fisheries, ocean governance and broader sustainable development agendas. The blog post also outlines the work that remains to be done by ocean researchers, as well as fisheries, environmental and human rights experts.