Stewardship in small-scale fisheries: Practices and lessons from around the world

Workshop announcement and call for contributions on peer-reviewed synthesis paper & journal special issue publication

29-30 July, 2016, St. John’s, NL, Canada
  On 29‐30 July TBTI  will hold a  workshop  on  “Stewardship in small-scale fisheries”. The workshop will take place at Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, prior to the 2016 International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC4), and will end at noon on July 30th. The workshop is part of the TBTI SSF Stewardship research cluster, which aims to provide a global overview of small-scale fishing impacts and contributions of small-scale fisheries (SSF) to conservation and stewardship. The purpose of this workshop is to share information about stewardship activities involving small-scale fishing people in various parts of the world, synthesize knowledge about impacts of SSF and discuss what need to be done to address them. The anticipated output from the workshop is a synthesis peer-reviewed paper, co-authored by workshop participants. We also invite participants to submit manuscripts on topics related to stewardship in small-scale fisheries to a journal special issue, which we will organize. This is a great opportunity for those attending the IMCC to come early and join the discussion about the stewardship in SSF. The minimum requirements to participate in the workshop include completing the two TBTI surveys on SSF stewardship (the SSF gear impact assessment and the assessment of SSF stewardship activities). We also highly encourage interested participants to complete our SSF profile as this can provide additional information for analyses and discussions at the workshop. There is no fee to participate in the workshop. We will provide refreshments, lunches and dinner during the workshop. If you are interested, please send us the completed registration form, along with the two surveys to toobigtoignore@mun.ca and possibly a completed SSF profile (submitted through ISSF) no later than June 30th, 2016.