World Fisheries Day 2021

Call for contribution

Tell your story about why there cannot be sustainability without 'Blue Justice for Small-Scale Fisheries'

Justice is a major concern in sustainable ocean development. One way to deal with this is through the lens of ‘Blue Justice’, which argues for due attention to small-scale fisheries given their prominent role in the ocean, as users and contributors to its sustainability.

 For this World Fisheries Day and as part of our 'Blue Justice for Small-Scale Fisheries' initiative that calls for a more equitable and just space for small-scale fisheries, we’re counting on your contribution to help us shine more light on this topic.

Specifically, we are looking for examples from around the world that speak to the issue of justice and equity in small-scale fisheries. If you are familiar with, or have a first-hand experience of the kind of injustices and inequity that may be happening and affecting small-scale fishers, their families and communities, please contribute!

You can submit a short ‘video’ (max. 3 min) that depicts a Blue Justice situation. The video can be scripted or unscripted, built on still footage or video clips, based on a storytelling narrative or a scientific presentation, be a monologue or an interview – this and anything else in-between. Video received by November 10 will be included in the special release on the World Fisheries Day. Later submission will be released in early 2022.

*** If you want to submit a video but don’t know how to make one, we’re offering a free, virtual ‘Video Co-Production Workshop’ on Oct 8th at 1-3 PM UTC [click here for local time]. Send email to to reserve a space ***

We are also calling for e-book chapters for ‘Blue Justice for Small-Scale Fisheries – A Global Scan’ Volume 3. Complete the template, and send it to, by November 1, for inclusion in the special release on the World Fisheries Day. Incomplete templates and contributions received after November 1 will be released in early 2022.

All submissions and questions should be sent to:

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