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

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 4pm CEST / 10am EDT / 7am PDT / 2pm UTC

PANORAMA Webinar Series hosted by Blue Solutions. Please note this webinar will run for 1.5 hours.


  • Audun Lem (FAO) – Keynote
  • Hoyt Peckham (SmartFish) and Ben Scheelk (The Ocean Foundation) – Reduce Overfishing and Improving Livelihood of Artisanal Fishers - SmartFish (Mexico)
  • Camila Zambrano Esguerra (Fondo Acción) – EcoGourmet: Bringing sustainable fish to your plate (Colombia)

About this webinar: 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. We will discuss the following key points:

  • Benefits and deficits of certification schemes to promote ecological, economic and social sustainability of fisheries.
  • Present solution examples at different scales.
  • Discuss suitable options where different certification schemes can be successfully applied, e.g. artisanal-industrial fisheries, local-international fleets/markets, development-industrialized country contexts.

About the PANORAMA webinar series hosted by Blue Solutions: Blue Solutions provides a global knowledge network and capacity development platform to collate, share, and generate solutions for effective management and equitable governance of our planet’s marine and coastal living spaces, and to develop capacity for the ocean community on the initiative’s priority topics. This webinar series offers an innovative capacity development format as part of the broader PANORAMA webinar series. It highlights solutions related to different priority themes in the Blue Solutions Initiative focusing on marine and coastal ecosystems and “blue solutions” from all over our planet.

Learn more about Blue Solutions at https://bluesolutions.info/ and PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet at http://www.panorama.solutions/en.

This webinar series is co-hosted by MPA News, MEAM, OpenChannels, and the EBM Tools Network (coordinated by NatureServe and OpenChannels.org). 

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