Improving our Knowledge on Small-Scale Fisheries: Data Needs and Methodologies. Workshop proceedings, 27–29 June 2017, Rome, Italy.

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2017
Date published: 11/2017
Authors: Xavier Basurto, Nicole Franz, David Mills, John Virdin, Lena Westlund
Journal title: FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings
Volume: 55
ISSN: 978-92-5-130018-3

Small-scale fisheries play an important role in contributing to food security, nutrition, livelihoods and local and national economies. However, there is often limited data and information available on their contributions, and hence small scale fisheries tend to be overlooked and marginalized in policy processes, leading to low levels of support for the sector. This proceedings provides a summary of the presentations, discussions, conclusions and recommendations of the “Workshop on Improving our Knowledge on Small-Scale Fisheries: Data Needs and Methodologies,” held at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations headquarters in Rome, Italy, in June 2017. Through the workshop, it was determined that a comprehensive new study to illuminate the hidden contributions of small-scale fisheries to the three dimensions of sustainable development, as well as identification of key threats to these contributions was needed. 

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