Topics: Small-scale fisheries
Understanding the lives of small-scale fishers: A field visit experience
“The trawlers are stealing our fish. They should not be allowed to fish in the territory allotted to small-scale fishers. Otherwise we will be forced to quit this job.” Following the week-long Multi-Stakeholder Information and Communications (MuSIC) workshop, which aimed to facilitate greater sharing of information, research and policy work on small-scale fisheries, four of the participants filed this report about their field visit to Teluk Bahang fishing village in Penang, Malaysia.
MuSIC workshop sounds positive note for visibility of small-scale fisheries
Researchers, journalists and representatives from governments and civil societies from across Asia have taken the first steps to form a new network in support of small-scale fisheries.
Global study on small-scale fisheries to provide vital knowledge, recognizes UN food report
The FISH-supported Illuminating Hidden Harvests study, due out in 2020, will provide critical knowledge and information on small-scale fisheries globally, informing the way forward for sustainable development of the sector. This vital contribution was acknowledged in the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food report released on 25 January 2019.
Illuminating Hidden Harvests
Research to raise awareness of small-scale fisheries Vital for food and livelihoods Small-scale fisheries provide livelihoods for millions of people, essential nutrition to billions and contribute substantially to household, local and national economies and economic growth. Yet, many small-scale...
‘Good science’: Using sex-disaggregated data in small-scale fisheries research and policy
“When we only collect data on men, we miss half the story. If we want to make informed decisions about our fisheries, we need to find ways to count all the people involved.” Dr. Danika Kleiber explains how the Illuminating Hidden Harvests project is filling the gender data gap in its global study of the contributions, drivers and impacts of small-scale fisheries.
The big data supporting small-scale fisheries research
In this animated audio clip, bioinformatics researcher Shaun Wilkinson explains the data tool behind WorldFish's winning proposal for the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture's 2018 Inspire Challenge. The proposal, ‘An integrated data pipeline for small-scale fisheries’, aims to use big data...
What can big data do for small-scale fisheries?
WorldFish scientist Alex Tilley talks about his winning proposal for the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture's 2018 Inspire Challenge. The proposal , ‘An integrated data pipeline for small-scale fisheries’, aims to use big data to uncover the hidden contribution of fish to the livelihoods...
Emerging scientist: Chelcia Gomese
In this new series, we profile our emerging scientists, early career research talents who are already making a significant contribution to fisheries and aquaculture knowledge. Here, Chelcia Gomese, a gender researcher in Solomon Islands, talks about her 'aha' research moments and creative ways to collect and present data.
Small fry are beautiful
Improving fishing and fish trading practices to reduce waste and loss and strengthen rural livelihoods is a key objective for WorldFish and its national development partners. In this video we describe how we address this challenge in Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste. The emphasis in this initiative...