The Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines

Global Implementation

  • Svein Jentoft
  • Ratana Chuenpagdee
  • María José Barragán-Paladines
  • Nicole Franz

Part of the MARE Publication Series book series (MARE, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Vision and Ambition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Svein Jentoft, Ratana Chuenpagdee, Nicole Franz, María José Barragán-Paladines
      Pages 3-13
    3. Rolf Willmann, Nicole Franz, Carlos Fuentevilla, Thomas F. McInerney, Lena Westlund
      Pages 15-34
  3. Politics of Transformation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Lars Lindström, Maricela de la Torre-Castro
      Pages 79-94
    3. Hunter T. Snyder, Rikke Becker Jacobsen, Alyne Delaney
      Pages 95-114
  4. Securing Tenure Rights

  5. Strengthening the Resource Base

  6. Empowerment and Collective Action

  7. Broadening Participation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 421-421
    2. María José Espinosa-Romero, Jorge Torre, José Alberto Zepeda, Francisco Javier Vergara Solana, Stuart Fulton
      Pages 423-449
    3. Patrick McConney, Terrence Phillips, Nadine Nembhard, Mitchell Lay
      Pages 451-472
    4. Sérgio Macedo G. de Mattos, Matias John Wojciechowski, Alison Elisabeth Macnaughton, Gustavo Henrique G. da Silva, Allyssandra Maria Lima R. Maia, Joachim Carolsfeld
      Pages 473-494
    5. Ratana Chuenpagdee, Kim Olson, David Bishop, Meike Brauer, Vesna Kereži, Joonas Plaan et al.
      Pages 495-517
  8. Managing Threats

  9. Building Capacity

  10. Governing from Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 671-671
    2. Ratana Chuenpagdee, Kungwan Juntarashote, Suvaluck Satumanatpan, Wichin Suebpala, Makamas Sutthacheep, Thamasak Yeemin
      Pages 673-694
    3. Danika Kleiber, Katia Frangoudes, Hunter T. Snyder, Afrina Choudhury, Steven M. Cole, Kumi Soejima et al.
      Pages 737-759
  11. Moving Forward

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 761-761
    2. Rolf Willmann, Nicole Franz, Carlos Fuentevilla, Thomas F. McInerney, Lena Westlund
      Pages 763-787
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 813-858

About this book


In June 2014, FAO member-states endorsed the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF Guidelines). These Guidelines are one of the most significant landmarks for small-scale fisheries around the world. They are comprehensive in terms of topics covered, and progressive, with their foundations based on human rights and other key principles. It can be anticipated that implementing the SSF Guidelines, whether at local, national, or regional levels, will be challenging. This book contains in-depth case studies where authors discuss the extent to which the Guidelines can help improve the realities of small-scale fishing men and women globally and make their livelihoods and communities more secure. This will require policy intervention and innovation, along with contributions of civil society organizations and academia. However, most of all it will necessitate the empowerment of fishing people so that they can become active participants in decision making on matters where their well-being and human rights are at stake. By endorsing the SSF Guidelines, states have committed themselves to support and facilitate this development. This book asks whether states can successfully “walk the talk,” and provides advice as to how they can do so.

The collection of case studies sets the platform for an interactive dialogue space for researchers, policy makers, civil society and small-scale fishing communities to start the conversation about the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the SSF Guidelines at local, national, regional and global levels. An added value is that it helps add focus to our work as civil society activists involved in ensuring the application of the SSF Guidelines. Naseegh Jaffer – General Secretary, World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) 

This collection offers many ways in which institutions enabling small-scale fisheries can protect and promote sustainability, food security, customary tenure, self-management, and market access, while fostering such benefits as ecosystem-based management, protected areas, incorporation of local knowledge, and poverty alleviation. You will want to put this book in the hands of policy-makers and practitioners immediately -- and for years to come. Evelyn Pinkerton – Professor, Simon Fraser University, Canada


Empowerment of fishermen Food security Human rights Poverty alleviation Sustainable fishing communities

Editors and affiliations

  • Svein Jentoft
    • 1
  • Ratana Chuenpagdee
    • 2
  • María José Barragán-Paladines
    • 3
  • Nicole Franz
    • 4
  1. 1.Norwegian College of Fishery ScienceUiT – The Arctic University of NorwayTromsøNorway
  2. 2.Department of GeographyMemorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John’sCanada
  3. 3.Development and Knowledge Sociology Working GroupLeibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research – ZMTBremenGermany
  4. 4.Fisheries and Aquaculture DepartmentFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)RomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55073-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55074-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2212-6260
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-6279
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