Small-Scale Fisheries (SSF) Guidelines Protocol
This project aims to incorporate the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines) into the Caribbean Community Common Fisheries Policy (CCCFP). It runs from Feb to Nov 2017, and uses a participatory process to engage fisherfolk, fisheries officers and other stakeholders in drafting a protocol to the CCCFP by exchanging information and influencing policy.

CERMES Partners:
Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO), Caribbean Natural Resources Institute (CANARI), and Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM). The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) assists the project.
Project first announcement Purpose of the SSF Guidelines protocol SSF Guidelines at a glance (summary) CCCFP fact sheet by CRFM Secretariat
Policy Perspective on SSF Guidelines Part 1 Policy Perspective on SSF Guidelines Part 2 Policy Perspective on SSF Guidelines Part 3

Draft Protocol on securing sustainable small-scale fisheries for Caribbean Community fisherfolk and societies (14 Mar 2018)
Policy Perspective on Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) Policy Perspective on gender equality and mainstreaming

Post-protocol priorities survey

Preliminary Survey Results

For more information contact:
Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies (CERMES)
University of the West Indies
Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Project Partners