small-scale fisheries

Fish consumption is at the basis of nutrition in coastal and small island developing states. On average, one billion people, living mainly in developing countries, depend on fish as their primary source of proteins.

[Nutrition for All]: Animal-based food provides about 31% of proteins consumed in human diets and 16% of food energy globally. Among these products, fish stands out for being a high-quality source of energy, easily digested animal proteins, and rich in micronutrients.

[Climate & Earth Regeneration]: Warmer waters results in massive migration of marine species. Large-scale migration directly imperils fishing-dependent communities and national policies and trade, as well as altering fisheries management.

[Humana Communitas]: 96% of fishers work in small-scale fisheries happens in developing countries for 90% of the cases. However, the majority of fishing subsidies go to large-scale fisheries or private sector fisheries from developed countries.


Participants will define the main challenges for small-scale fisheries to access the fish market, but also identify the uneven distribution of investments and economic support, and the main risks in terms of food security. Attendees will also extrapolate the role of inclusive decisions, collaboration, partnership at different levels, and multidisciplinary approaches.