Virtual Webinar: Improving Research Engagement to Support Policy and Institutional Change

This webinar will introduce a new rubric to assess opportunities for research partnerships to inform public policies or strengthen institutions for effective policy implementation in small-scale fisheries in Myanmar (national level) and Pacific Islands region and sub-Saharan Africa (regional level) .

Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Time: 10:00 – 11:00 (EDT) / 22:00-23:00 (UTC+8)

Interactive Webinar: Virtual Stakeholder Consultations in 3 Asian Mega-Deltas

IRRI together with WorldFish and other global partners are hosting the Virtual Stakeholder Consultations on CGIAR Research Program in 3 Mega-Deltas. As per the title, this virtual stakeholder consultation event will be separated into three unique Delta-specific themes, namely Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta, Mekong Delta, and Ayeyarwady Delta, to articulate and advance a 2030 vision for the Asian Mega-Deltas.

Country Event: WorldFish Bangladesh celebrates World Oceans Day

To observe the World Oceans Day 2020, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and WorldFish Bangladesh jointly organised the webinar under the UN theme “Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean” on Tuesday, 9 June 2020. Let’s congratulate our colleagues at WorldFish Bangladesh on their successful event in celebration of World Oceans Day 2020!

Fisheries co-management in hilsa shad sanctuaries of Bangladesh: Early experiences and implementation challenges

National fish hilsa was declining in Bangladesh. The government of Bangladesh took several measures like the establishment of sanctuaries, bans on catching of brood hilsa and its offspring jatka, and reduced the illegal gears. USAID/ECOFISH-Bangladesh project joints hand with the coastal fishing communities and stakeholders by establishing an adaptive fisheries co-management in hilsa shad sanctuaries as one of the key strategies to revitalize the once-degraded stock of hilsa shad in the Padma-Meghna riverine-coastal habitats.

Towards Resilient and Equitable Small-Scale Fisheries. Meeting Summary, 3-5 September 2019, Penang, Malaysia.

Meeting notes from the multi-stakeholder meeting in Penang, which was attended by more than 40 representatives of environmental NGOs (ENGOs), social justice NGOs, research organizations, intergovernmental organizations, fishers’ movements, fisher representative platforms and indigenous peoples.

Youth participation in small-scale fisheries, aquaculture and value chains in Africa and the Asia-Pacific

IWMI, a managing partner of FISH, conducted an assessment of youth participation in SSF, aquaculture and value chains between November 2017 and May 2018. The assessment was conducted in Africa and the Asia-Pacific, with a particular focus on the FISH focal countries of Egypt, Nigeria, Tanzania and Zambia in Africa and Bangladesh, Cambodia, Myanmar and Solomon Islands in the Asia-Pacific.

Situated transformations of women and gender relations in small-scale fisheries and communities in a globalized world

The need to uncover, interrogate, and integrate women’s contributions to fisheries in research and development has never been clearer. As coastal and fisheries management continues to look to the Sustainable Development Goals and the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication, as frameworks and mandates, gender equity and equality have become a central concern.

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