This June, join us at the TBTI Symposium in Europe

TBTI Symposium on European Small-Scale Fisheries and Global Linkages

 June 29-July 1, 2016, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

Announcement and Call for Abstracts 




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The Institute of Social and Political Sciences of the University of La Laguna, in conjunction with the GOBAMP2 Project and Too Big To Ignore partnership, are pleased to announce a symposium on “European Small-Scale Fisheries and Global Linkages”, to be held from June 29 -July 1, 2016 in Tenerife, Spain. The purpose of the symposium is to share and discuss issues affecting the sustainability of small-scale fisheries (SSF) in Europe and explore linkages to global SSF, especially through markets and stewardship efforts. The symposium will cover the following topics:

* Current knowledge on SSF in Europe

* Governance challenges for SSF in Europe (in the context of the new Common Fisheries Policy, Blue Growth Agenda and the Voluntary Guidelines on Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries), including issues related to tenure and access rights

* European small-scale fishing communities, with a focus on diversity, livelihood diversification and tourism, roles of women and engagement of youth in fisheries

* Market opportunities for SSF in a global context

* Synergies between SSF, marine protected areas, stewardship and other conservation efforts

This event is an opportunity for researchers and SSF practitioners from all over Europe to build networks and discuss capacity development to address issues related to SSF in the region. The symposium is open to anyone interested in learning about and linking to SSF in Europe, particularly through markets and stewardship initiatives. The symposium will have one day devoted to activities related to fisher's organizations, and we call for participation from anyone interested in building local research and governance capacity for fishers, fishers' organizations, and fishing communities in Europe and beyond. Researchers and practitioners interested in improving market access for SSF worldwide, as well as those interested in enhancing stewardship in SSF are encouraged to participate.


Important dates (UPDATE):

Submission of abstracts (extended deadline): (250 words): 15th March 2016

Notification of acceptance (of abstracts submitted): April 1st 2016

Registration opens: April 15th 2016


The registration may be closed early if the number of interested participants exceeds the available space (about 100 people).

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Call for Abstracts

To submit your abstract to the symposium, please fill out the form bellow.