19 Nov 2019 to 21 Nov 2019

Strengthening The Science-Policy Nexus

Marine and inland fisheries today are an important crossroads. They make a crucial and growing contribution to food, nutrition and livelihood security. Yet, despite significant successes, there is a decreasing overall trend in the proportion of marine fish stocks caught within biologically sustainable levels, especially in the least developed regions.

In the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this symposium aims to clarify:

  • What is the status of global and regional fisheries sustainability?
  • What are the challenges to improve the sustainability of fish resources?
  • What constitutes evidence, and how do we ensure an evidence basis for decision making? and,
  • What does society expect from marine and inland fisheries in the 21st century?

The objective of this Symposium is to identify pathways to strengthen the science and policy interplay in fisheries production, management and trade, based on solid sustainability principles for improved global outcomes on the ground.

WorldFish and UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) agreed to boost their efforts to build the resilience of fishers and small-scale fish farmers, promote sustainable aquaculture, and improve fish value chains. Through this partnership, it aims to harness the power of research in fisheries, aquaculture and fish value chains to improve programmes and policies for the benefit of millions of fishers and fish farmers belonging to some of the world's poorest communities.

Related sustainable development goals: