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
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!
Yesterday, I came across this story by Malcolm Gladwell on BBC News about how the Vietnam War might have followed a dramatically different course if those in charge had, essentially, listened. The core of the story was how two individuals interpreted interviews with the Vietcong, as part of an effort to assess their morale and … Continue reading Listen
By: Tara Whitty While we can be confident in assuming that there is a lot we do not yet know about small-scale fisheries (SSF), we don’t necessarily know how much is known. The dispersed and disparate nature of SSF renders them particularly challenging to study. Part of that challenge is that research on these … Continue reading Sharing Information for Small-Scale Fisheries