Happy World Fisheries Day 2020

Each November 21, World Fisheries Day, is a welcomed opportunity to reflect on the ever-increasing knowledge about fishing, fishers, coastal communities, and the status of the oceans and the fish stocks, as well as to recognize the contribution of fishing people who provide food, nutrition and income security to millions of people around the world.

For this year World Fisheries Day, we have decided to call attention to the importance of small-scale fisheries. In preparation for the November 21, we have asked the SSF community to share stories about why they matter to them. As so many times before, you responded in a most inspiring and generous way!

We received 22 stories, that come in various creative formats, including essays, photo narratives, poetry collection, videos, animation, and drawings. We are pleased to share with you this thoughtful, poignant, and inspiring collection of stories that portray the myriad of values small-scale fisheries embody.

These stories depict the reality of SSF: some stories will make you laugh, some will pull on your heartstrings, while others are meant to help us reflect and ponder. Ultimately, they are all meant as an inspiration to keep striving forward towards building a better future for small-scale fisheries.

Click on the image to explore the stories
Personal stories
Stories about meanings
Stories about future

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