Certification of small-scale fisheries in developing countries: Opportunities and challenges

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For the weeks of 3 & 10 July 2017

Greetings OpenChannels Community Members,

Join us Thursday, July 27 at 4pm CEST / 10am EDT / 7am PDT / 2pm UTC for a webinar on Certification of small-scale fisheries in developing countries: Opportunities and challenges.

The webinar will provide an overview on fisheries certification, discuss its applicability for small-scale fisheries in developing country contexts, and analyze alternative approaches that may provide similar benefits and promote the sustainability of fisheries. Please note that this webinar will last for 1.5 hours.

For more information and to register, please visit https://oct.to/OCWebinar142.

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

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