The small-scale fishers, men and women, are trying to adapt but can not by themselves change that. Turning back the tsunami of climate change and biodiversity loss requires efforts of everybody, but particularly those responsible for the biggest drivers of biodiversity loss and the fossil guzzlers together with a massive effort in favour of renewables. It's a matter of blue justice..
Likewise, small-scale fishers suffer overproportionately from IUU fishing and harmful subsidies, 85 percent of which go to industrials and “pull the rug under their feet” or the fish from under their boats. They need a level playing field to continue providing nutritious and valuable seafood to continue meeting the demand of hundreds of millions of people..
So, limited in our field activities as a result of corona, we are using electronic media to keep sharing information and opportunities. In this vein, we have completed the Wolof sound track of a short video on the Small-scale Fisheries Guidelines. This way we hope to reach those in Senegal and neighbouring countries where the language is spoken and many depend on the trade and need to know, but often do not speak the official UN languages..
One word again on developing the Book of the Marine World – check out the invitation in five languages – now open to everyone without age restrictions