January 9, 2022
A good practice guide for ethical and inclusive communications involving small-scale fisheries
Publishers: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022, WorldFish
Funder: Oak Foundation
Authors: Anna Patel, Editrudith Lukanga, Kate Bevitt, Lena Westlund, Manas Roshan, Md Kutub Uddin, Philippa J. Cohen, Rochelle Diver, Vivienne Solis Rivera
Today, small-scale fisheries are experiencing substantial climate, economic, and political changes. The power of communications can greatly influence how fisherfolk and small-scale fisheries are central or marginal, enabled or disenabled among these changes. Messages and discourse can shape perspectives on, and images of, small-scale fisheries, leading actors (including those who have power) to hold certain ideas and views on how they should be governed, thereby influencing outcomes. This guide provides practical and simple guidance on how to communicate about small-scale f isheries in an inclusive, responsible and ethical way that respects and recognizes the 120 million women, men and youth employed and engaged in the sector.