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  • One week at the COFI: our work for small-scale fisheries

    From the 5th to the 9th September 2022, an IPC Delegation took part to the 35th Session of the Committee on Fisheries of the FAO in Rome. This 35th COFI  represented a crucial moment for small scale fisher people and indigenous peoples, not just because 2022 is the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture…

  • Social movements for small-scale fisheries meet in Rome ahead of the COFI

    The 35th session of the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) will take place from 5th to 9th September 2022 in Rome, Italy. This is the most important global intergovernmental forum where FAO Members meet to analyse and discuss issues and challenges related to fisheries and aquaculture. The IPC has been recognized as an observer at…

  • Big Victory for Small Scale Fishing Communities in South Africa!

    On March 1st, the Western Cape High Court in South Africa halted the marine seismic survey plans for data acquisition by Searcher Seismic off the west coast of South Africa. Searcher Seismic was found guilty for violating the free, prior and informed consent rights and not having put in place and adequate environmental impact assessment…

  • Workshop for Establishing the African Non-State Actors Coordinating Platform in Fisheries and Aquaculture

    From 17 to 19 November in Accra, Ghana, the African Advisory Group of the SSF Global Strategic Framework (SSF-GSF) participated in a three-day consultative event for the establishment of a Continental Coordination Platform for the active involvement of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in fisheries and aquaculture. The workshop was jointly organised by the African Union Inter-African…