A virtual dialogue exploring effective approaches to ethical and inclusive communication on small-scale fisheries.

Date: Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Time: 20:00-21:15 (UTC+8)

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In the lead up to the International Day of Biological Diversity, a virtual event hosted by Society for Conservation Biology Marine Section gathered research experts, fisheries leads and civil society heads from across the globe to discuss insights from the ‘Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication,’ as well as a forthcoming guide about ethical and inclusive communication on small-scale fisheries.

WorldFish’s Communication Consultant, Kate Bevitt, joined the expert panel to present an overview of effective ways to communicate positive messages, narratives, and good practices concerning aquatic food systems. This is to ensure small-scale fishers and fishworkers are holistically supported in their efforts to stewards of inland and coastal fishing grounds, protecting oceans and lakes, and maintaining healthy aquatic ecosystems and biodiversity. 



  • Vivienne Solis Rivera, Founder and Biologist, CoopeSoliDar R.L. - Costa Rica
  • Editrudith Lukanga, Co-President, World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers
  • Kate Bevitt, Communication Consultant, WorldFish



  • Ana Carolina Marciano, Programme Officer, SwedBio
  • Dawda Saine, Secretary General, African Confederation of Professional Organizations of Artisanal Fisheries (CAOPA)
  • Marthin Hadiwinata, National Coordinator, Ekologi Maritim Indonesia
  • Dr. Tero Mustonen, President, Snowchange Cooperative



  • Mohammad Arju, Board Member, Society for Conservation Biology Marine


Follow WorldFish and the hashtag #SmallScaleFisheries to check out past conversations on Twitter.

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