Sustainable Fisheries

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Worldwide, small-scale coastal fisheries contribute significantly to providing food, employment, and incomes to many very poor people. But these same fisheries, and the ecosystems upon which they rely, are under increasing threat from a combination of climate change, pollution, over-fishing, and the exploitation of resources.


Fisheries management has been a major component in trying to address some of these issues, but with limited global success. The potential of fisheries, if managed well, is considerable but what form that potential will take will depend on how and why fisheries are managed.


This collection of reports and presentations explores just this question, describing some of the challenges faced by small-scale fisheries worldwide and their efforts to address these challenges and improve the health and well-being of the people who are dependent on these threatened environments.


The collection brings together the "grey literature" of the field, valuable work that is not readily available through academic journals and databases but is instead spread across dozens of organizational websites. This set of reports was initially identified as part of a synthesis review of key lessons commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation's Program on Oceans and Fisheries. We are pleased to make it more easily available for others to use and build on and encourage researchers and practitioners to add relevant work to the collection.

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Round Table on Eco-Labelling and Certification in the Fisheries Sector, 22-23 April 2009, The Hague, The Netherlands

July 21, 2009

This document provides the proceedings of the Round Table on Eco-Labelling and Certification in the Fisheries Sector held in The Hague, Netherlands on 22-23 April 2009. It consists of: 1) The opening address by Minister Gerda Verburg, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of The Netherlands. 2) A Chairs report of the Round Table that summarises the presentations and captures the essence of the ensuing discussion. 3) The Round Table Programme. 4) Speaker biographies. 5) A list of participants.