*UPDATE* The list of SSF presentations has been updated. It is by no means exhaustive/complete, but the new list has included many more presentations. Thanks to our communications coordinator for poring through the extensive IMCC program! The International Marine Conservation Congress 2016 is upon us! For our fellow small-scale fisheries enthusiasts, we've compiled a list … Continue reading Small-scale fisheries research @ IMCC4
Out of many updates, this is a top one: at the 2nd World Small-scale Fisheries Congress in Merida last month, Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) debuted their exciting Information System for Small-scale Fisheries (ISSF)! Play around with it, see what you can learn, and join & share your own information. The TBTI blog post on … Continue reading Debut: TBTI’s Information System for Small-scale Fisheries
Our latest Snapshot Assessment Protocol (SnAP) toolkit has now been posted online! We encourage you to take a look and let us know what you think about it, and - ideally - to incorporate it into your research! SnAP is a rapid assessment protocol for small-scale fisheries, with guidelines and templates for data collection and … Continue reading Snapshot Assessment Protocol now online!
From SAFRN founder Tara Sayuri Whitty!
Despite my lack of enthusiasm for academia’s focus on publications, I actually do enjoy writing. So, I’m happy to share some non-scientific writing of mine that’s just been posted on the online magazine, Salt! I scribbled some words about my thoughts, feelings, and experiences about my team’s project on the human side of vaquita conservation.
With Too Big To Ignore (TBTI), we at SAFRN are organizing a symposium at the IMCC 2016 on "Conservation and stewardship in small-scale fisheries: Practices and lessons from around the world" (abstract below). We would love to have you submit your abstract by March 7, if you have any insight/experience studying the impacts of small-scale … Continue reading IMCC 2016 Abstracts due March 7: Conservation & Small-scale Fisheries
Why does fish size matter for sustainable fishing? In this lovely little educational cartoon, CMBC MAS alumni Elena Perez explains why size limits help ensure productive fish stocks. http://youtu.be/C8RtlBBVURE
One of the great tragedies of climate change is that it will severely impact those who had very little to do with causing the problem. Natural resource-dependent communities - such as small-scale fisheries - in developing nations face a number of ongoing and potential future threats caused by the actions of developed countries. A friend … Continue reading Climate Change & Small-scale Fisheries