A virtual event exploring contributions, needs and opportunities of small-scale artisanal fisheries and aquaculture to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Date: Wednesday, 9 June 2021

Time: 22:00-23:30 (UTC+8)

Listen to the event outcomes and responses:


WorldFish’s Research Program Leader for Resilient Small-Scale Fisheries, Philippa Cohen, joined the panel of experts to discuss issues surrounding small-scale fisheries challenges. The panel presented ways to strengthen capacity of the sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture and provide innovative solutions for boosting health, diets and wellbeing of the poor and vulnerable dependent on aquatic food systems.

Welcoming remarks:

  • Dalia Chang, Chair, Independent Steering Committee, International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA)

Keynote speech:

  • Ursula Desilu Leon Chempen, Vice Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Ministry of Production, Peru 

Introduction to IYAFA 2022 Global Action Plan:

  • Alessandro Lovatelli, Regional Fisheries and Aquaculture Officer, FAO 

Panel discussion:

  • Diene Ndiaye, Director of Continental Fisheries, Government of Senegal 
  • Editrudith Lukanga, Representative, IPC Fisheries Working Group 
  • Jennifer Cruickshank Howardas, Chief Fisheries Officer Government, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (IYAFA Regional Committee) 
  • Richard Abila, Senior Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Specialist, IFAD 
  • Philippa Cohen, Research Program Leader for Resilient Small-Scale, WorldFish 

Closing Remarks:

  • Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, FAO


For more information, visit International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022) page to learn more.

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

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