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September 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am - September 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm EDT
The 4th World Small Scale Fisheries Congress Series is holding a meeting in Malta, Europe. The theme is “Imagine the (Un)Imaginable; Revitalizing Small-Scale Fisheries in Europe.” The Congress is providing a platform where there will be open discussion about the options and opportunities for small-scale fisheries in Europe, including declining fish stocks, competition for resource and markets, and the ageing population of fishers. This meeting will allow for a creation of vision of what small-scale fisheries in Europe could look like, along with the exchanging of ideas about what it will take to get there. There will also be discussion of actions which will be needed to take in national and regional governance that could lead to sustainable future for small-scale fisheries in Europe. By facilitating knowledge exchange, strengthening collaboration among small-scale fisheries networks and organizations, and mobilizing support for the viability and sustainability of small-scale fisheries, the congress will also promote the development of strategies in support of the implementation of the SSF Guidelines and the incorporation of small-scale fisheries.