Tag Archives: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Canada tangles up fisheries talks to score foreign-policy point

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2This situation began to change about five years ago when many governments and international agencies, began to recognize that small-scale fisheries are not a problem to be solved, but rather a solution to the pressing problems facing our oceans. Most important, this turning point was signalled by a major initiative led by the food agency of the United Nations, the Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) — a set of international guidelines to support small-scale fisheries. Read more here  15:08

Canada Missing Big Opportunity to Support its Small-Scale Fisheries, Arthur Bull

cropped-small-scales-banner1The vast majority of fisheries in the world are small scale fisheries.  These are the community-based, small boat, family-owned fisheries that make up a whopping 90% of the world’s fisheries, fisheries that land more than 2/3 of all the fish caught world-wide,  and provide the basic protein needs to literally billions of people. Read more here  14:15