A virtual webinar exploring innovative solutions for boosting effective communication of small-scale fisheries to the world.

Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Time: 20:30-22:00 (UTC+8)

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In this open house event for World Oceans Day hosted by the Too Big To Ignore, representatives from fisherfolk organizations, civil societies and research experts from ecological institutions worldwide, will come together to highlight the importance of ethical and responsible approaches to communicating issues of small-scale fisheries.

WorldFish’s Communication Consultant, Kate Bevitt, will moderate the discussion, focusing on ways to empower and lift up the voices of women and men dependent on small-scale fisheries by communicating positive messages, narratives, and good practices in line with a forthcoming guide about ethical and inclusive communication on small-scale fisheries.

Introduction by:

Kate Bevitt, Communication Consultant, WorldFish


Presentations by:

Nadine Nembhard, General Secretary, World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), and Administrative Officer, Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations

Dyhia Belhabib, Principal Investigator, Ecotrust Canada

Dawda Saine, Secretary General, African Confederation of Professional Organizations of Artisanal Fisheries (CAOPA)


Panel discussion by:

Mohammad Arju, Director, Sagar Seba

Prateep Nayak, Associate Professor, University of Waterloo, and Project Director, Vulnerability 2 Viability Global Partnership

Libby Drew, Founder, On Our Radar

Eastina Taylor, Community Engagement Officer, On Our Radar


Moderated by:

Kate Bevitt, Communication Consultant, WorldFish

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


New positive narratives on small-scale fisheries