Boosting transdisciplinary research for small-scale fisheries

Authors: Ratana Chuenpagdee*, Vesna Kerezi** & Svein Jentoft***

*TBTI Director, ** TBTI Project Manager, *** TBTI Co-founder

Fisheries are not one and the same, and should not be treated as such. But while there is a lot of knowledge regarding large-scale, marine-based fisheries in developed countries, far less attention is being paid to small-scale fisheries in developing countries, whether in marine or inland areas. Under these circumstances, fisheries management and development strategies work in favour of less than half of the world’s fisheries, and disadvantage the rest. The Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) global research network has set itself the task of changing this.