EU Commission plays key role in strengthening small-scale networks

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A two-year EU-funded project supporting small-scale fishermen across the Baltic and North Sea has celebrated its closure with well-attended gathering in Brussels as small-scale fishermen and their representative organisations from Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and Poland gathered to draw the conclusions of a project that over two years allowed them to drastically improve their representation within European and national decision-making process

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Coastal fishery plays a key role

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Arnar Atlason, chairman of Samtök fiskframleiðenda og útflytjenda (SFU, Iceland’s Federation of Processors and Exporters), which represents producers without their own fishing capacity, has stressed the importance of the coastal fishing scheme that has now been in place for ten years plays a key role in the supply of fresh fish.

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New research highlights recipe for success in SSFs management

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Fishermen’s participation, community buy-in and empowerment found to be crucial to enacting science-based management. Together with fishermen and women, community members, managers and scientists, the Environmental Defense Fund has conducted research to identify major lessons that arise from fishery case studies in Belize, Cuba, Mexico and the Philippines.

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