An international conference on small-scale fisheries governance, entitled Development of well being and sustainability, was held on December 10-13, 2013 in Hyderabad, India. The conference, that centered around resource sustainability and well being of fisheries, emphasized the contributions of SSF in sustaining well being and eradicating poverty. Participants also discussed the challenges facing SSF, including vulnerability of SSF due to the impact of globalisation and climate change and marginalisation or under-representation of SSF in national and international policy forums.
The conference, hosted by the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) in collaboration with the Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) partership, was also attended by several TBTI members, including the following keynote speakers: Rodolphe Devillers, Memorial University; Svein Jentoft, U. of Tromso, Norway; Maarten Bavinck, U. of Amsterdam; Derek Johnson, U. of Manitoba; and Paul Onyango, U. of Dar es Salam, Tanzania. Ratana Chuenpagdee, director of TBTI-global partnership from the Memorial University was the chief guest.