Crowdsourcing small-scale fisheries data: A global initiative

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For the weeks of 26 December 2016 & 2 January 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at 1pm US EDT / 10am US PDT / 6pm UTC for a webinar on Crowdsourcing small-scale fisheries data: A global initiative, presented by Rodolphe Devillers of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The Information System on Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF) is a web portal that is used to integrate, summarize, and communicate information on small-scale fisheries (SSF) globally. Based on a crowdsourcing approach, the data are all freely accessible, helping the global SSF community to better qualify and quantify SSF and their importance. The system provides diverse information, including people and organizations involved in this field, publications, and detailed profiles of SSF at specific locations.

For more information and to register, please visit

Thank you for being a part of the OpenChannels Community,
-Nick Wehner, OpenChannels Project Manager, and the rest of the OpenChannels Team

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