In developing countries, small-scale fisheries (SSF) are a vital source of food, nutrition and income. But pressures from within and external to SSF—such as overharvesting, infrastructure development and inadequate policy recognition—threaten their sustainability and equitable distribution of benefits.
In response, this project aims to create enabling environments for recent policies and investments in SSF to affect development outcomes. This is by:
- building capacity and collective action to improve SSF governance;
- raising the profile of SSF to inform policy and investment decisions;
- building a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework to fit SSF programs of work to track outcome and governance benchmarks.