News & Updates

  • TBTI-CZAP-SEAFDEC workshop summary report To read more about the TBTI-CZAP-SEAFDEC Workshop on “Small-scale fisheries: livelihoods, wellbeing, vulnerability and governance” and the Asia & Oceania regional meeting of December 17-20, 2012, Bangkok, Thail...read more
  • Framework: Enhancing the stewardship Working Group 4 (WG4) is about “enhancing the stewardship”. There are three sub-components, ecological impacts, monitoring systems and stewardship of small-scale fisheries (SSF), each associated with a guiding quest...read more
  • TBTI & the 65th GCFI conference: Summary report TBTI participated at the 65th GCFI annual meeting in Santa Marta, Colombia, November 5th to the 9th, 2012. An open session to engage and inform people interested in the project (November 6th, 2012) and a LAC and WG4...read more
  • Ratana Chuenpagdee, TBTI project director, speakes about her large-scale project on small-scale fisheries     In the Memorial University’s Research Magazine, Winter 2013, Dr. Ratana Chuenpagdee talks about the TBTI project.  To read  the article a click on http://www.mun.ca/research/explore/public...read more
  • Sharmane Allen: How to help small-scale fisheries in Newfoundland Sharmane Allen, a first year part time doctoral student at Memorial University, has been interviewed by The Coaster-Harbour Breton Newspaper (Newfoundland) about her work on fisheries governance and her role in the inte...read more
  • WG5, North America and WG1 workshop: 12-17 June, Vancouver, Canada, 2013 The TBTI sponsored workshop: "Fishing Futures: Articulating Alternatives in North American Small-Scale Fisheries" is organized by the North America region and working group 5 and will be held June 12-15, 2013, at the...read more
  • WG7 workplan The component  Knowledge Integration  encompasses synergy creation, knowledge mobilization and capacity building. Findings from the global analysis of small-scale fisheries (Component 1) and from the in-depth studies ...read more
  • WG5 workplan Defending the Beach (WG5) look at what type of mechanisms are required to secure livelihoods, physical space and rights for small-scale fishing people. The work of this group involves spatial and temporal analysis of tr...read more
  • WG3 workplan Broadening the Scope (WG3)  focuses on what aspects of small-scale fisheries need to be accounted for and emphasized in order to increase awareness of their actual and potential social contributions and their overall ...read more
  • WG2 workplan Strengthening the Base (WG2) investigates  how to improve economic viability and increase resilience to large-scale processes Through modelling, scenario analysis and case studies, WG2 explores ways to help increase ...read more
  • WG1 workplan The component Global Analysis focuses on defining and developing an  on-line information system for small-scale fisheries (ISSF) to capture, store and communicate key parameters, and to undertake multi-level and mult...read more
  • North America workplan North America will focus on questions of access to ocean spaces, fish resources, markets and livelihoods, and on the dynamics of socio-ecological change in fishing communities over time. Key issues include working wi...read more
  • Europe workplan Europe will conduct an overview of the SSF characteristics, state and conditions in Europe, examine ways to improve market possibilities for this sector, and contribute to the current discussion about SSF governance, in...read more
  • Africa workplan As research about SSF is disconnected and patchy in Africa, the team will develop a profile of SSF for Africa and create an ‘economic viability assessment’ framework. Case studies will be carried out in Namibia, Ango...read more
  • Concept note: Governing the Governance Small-scale fisheries (SSF) are important for their contribution to society and because of what they mean to the millions of people who actually live this fishery. How SSF perform in these respects is an overarching conc...read more
  • WG6 workplan Governing the Governance (WG6) examines what institutions and principles are suitable for the governance of fisheries. WG6 will conduct an analysis of current governance discourse to understand what images, principles a...read more