Updates to TBTI’s Information System on Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF)


We are pleased to announce that there have been a number of major changes and updates on TBTI’s Information System on Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF). Since its launch in September of 2014 ISSF has been populated with 1000’s of records by users from all over the world. From SSF publications to SSF profiles and organizations, ISSF is packed full of useful fisheries data. Recently, we have launched two brand new datasets onto ISSF; Experiences and Case Studies.




The experiences dataset exists as a platform for users from around the world to share their experiences with SSF whether they are direct or indirect. The types of SSF experiences we share differ from person to person and place to place, some of these experiences are positive while others are negative ISSF now allows these experiences to be expressed through image or video and also provides space for a description of this experience to compliment your media choice. Click the experience button above for an example.




The case study dataset consists of a number of fillable text fields and can essentially be broken down into two sections. For the first set of questions we are looking for background context, your role in the case study, the case study area, and information about the fishery. As for the second part we are looking more towards the issues, stakeholder involvement, and what key activities and innovation were used to address the issues. Click the case studies button above for an example.

If you have experiences with SSF or a case study that you would like to share please visit ISSF and follow these steps:

  1. Make an account/Log into your account
  2. Select the contribute button found either above and below the map
  3. Choose from the list on the left the dataset that you would like to contribute to
  4. Fill in all of the fields to the best of your knowledge and then press submit
  5. Your information will be uploaded and shared with other ISSF users around the world