Recent Submissions

  • Inland fisheries critical for the diet quality of young children in sub-Saharan Africa 

    O'Meara, L.; Cohen, P.J.; Simmance, F.; Marinda, P.; Nagoli, J.; Teoh, S.; Smith, S.F.; Mills, D.J.; Thilsted, S.H.; Byrd, K.A.; Lydia O'Meara: 0000-0002-0670-5322; Philippa Jane Cohen: 0000-0002-9987-1943; Fiona Simmance: 0000-0001-9505-0198; Joseph Nagoli: 0000-0002-8919-1397; Shwu Jiau Teoh: 0000-0001-7676-8583; David Jonathan Mills: 0000-0003-0181-843X; Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted: 0000-0002-4041-1651; Kendra A Byrd: 0000-0003-4528-752X (2021)
    Type: Journal Article
    Animal-source foods (ASF), such as fish, provide a critical source of nutrients for dietary quality and optimal growth of children. In sub-Saharan Africa, children often consume monotonous cereal-based diets, a key determinate ...
  • Lived experiences: Small-scale fishers and fishworkers share their stories 

    Bevitt, K. (2020)
    Type: Blog
    Millions of people across the globe work in and around small-scale fisheries, which provides them and their communities with vital income, food and nutrition and sustains their culture. Here, we hear from fishers and ...
  • An overview of the role research and academia play in the implementation of the SSF Guidelines 

    Bevitt, K. (2020)
    Type: Blog
    The importance of Information, research and communication for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries is at the heart of Chapter 11 of the SSF Guidelines. The Illuminating Hidden Harvests study is one example of how FAO ...
  • Putul Rani, food hero 

    Bevitt, K. (2020)
    Type: Blog
    Putul Rani is a passionate advocate for conserving hilsa, the national fish of Bangladesh. She is the general secretary of a hilsa-conservation group (HCG) in the remote fishing village of Kalapara, Patuakhali in the south ...
  • Through their eyes: Fishing communities voice their stories through photos 

    Simmance, F.; Bevitt, K.; Fiona Simmance: 0000-0001-9505-0198 (2020)
    Type: Blog
    From the coast of Peru to the shores of Lake Chilwa in Malawi to fresh produce markets in Vietnam, small-scale fisheries provide vital income, food, nutrition and a sense of identity. Here we share photos and voices of ...
  • Illuminating Hidden Harvests country case study author: Sergio Macedo Gomes de Mattos 

    Bevitt, K.
    Type: Blog
    Dr. Sergio Macedo Gomes de Mattos, who works for the Brazilian Artisanal Fishing Network (Teia de Redes da Pesca Artesanal do Brasil), was a contributing author to the marine part of the IHH Brazil case study. Mattos has ...
  • Illuminating Hidden Harvests country case study author: Hunter Snyder 

    Bevitt, K. (2020)
    Type: Blog
    Hunter Snyder is a PhD candidate with Dartmouth College in the United States and an FAO consultant. Within the IHH study, Snyder contributed to the Greenland case study and led the thematic study on the carbon footprint ...
  • Illuminating Hidden Harvests country case study author: Kafayat Fakoya 

    Bevitt, K. (2020)
    Type: Blog
    Dr. Kafayat Adetoun Fakoya is a senior lecturer at Lagos State University in Nigeria. She was the gender advisor and a contributing author for the IHH Nigeria case study. Dr. Fakoya, who has worked in small-scale fisheries ...
  • Rapid Assessment of subsistence fishing and poultry rearing along with horticulture among the household beneficiaries of Phase 3 of Suchana program in Sylhet and Moulvibazar 

    Baten, M.; Sarker, A.K.; MD. Abdul Baten: 0000-0002-7381-8458 (2020)
    Type: Report
    Suchana: Ending the cycle of undernutrition in Bangladesh is a multi-sectoral nutrition program that aims to achieve a significant reduction in stunting amongst children under two years of age in Sylhet and Moulvibazar ...
  • Valuing small fish from mosquito nets: A comment on Jones & Unsworth (2019) 

    Tilley, A.; Mills, D.J.; Short, R.; Kolding, J.; Alexander Tilley: 0000-0002-6363-0945; David Jonathan Mills: 0000-0003-0181-843X (2020)
    Type: Journal Article
    A critique of a paper in Ambio that labels the capture of small fish as unsustainable without adequate consideration of the dynamics of fish populations.
  • Information and communication technologies for small-scale fisheries (ICT4SSF) - A handbook for fisheries stakeholders 

    Tilley, A.; Roscher, M.B.; Alexander Tilley: 0000-0002-6363-0945; Matthew B Roscher: 0000-0002-3408-8763 (2020)
    Type: Report
    The aim of this report is to present evidence for how information and communication technologies for small-scale fisheries (ICT4SSF) might enable and support the implementation of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s ...
  • Strengthening small-scale fisheries for food and nutrition security, human well-being and environmental health in Zambia 

    Kakwasha, K.; Simmance, F.; Cohen, P.J.; Muzungaire, L.; Phiri, H.; Mbewe, M.; Mutanuka, E.; Nankwenya, B.; Wesana, J.; Byrd, K.A.; Pincus, L.; de Bruyn, J.; Chan, C.; Mills, D.J.; Siamudaala, V.; Keagan Kakwasha: 0000-0003-4251-7449; Fiona Simmance: 0000-0001-9505-0198; Philippa Jane Cohen: 0000-0002-9987-1943; Joshua Wesana: 0000-0003-1970-6241; Kendra A Byrd: 0000-0003-4528-752X; Lauren Pincus: 0000-0002-8883-7264; Chin Yee Chan: 0000-0001-8615-2678; David Jonathan Mills: 0000-0003-0181-843X (2020)
    Type: Brief
    Zambia is rich in aquatic resources with 15 million ha of water in the form of rivers, lakes and swamps. These water bodies support diverse and widespread capture fisheries, particularly small-scale fisheries (SSF) that ...
  • We didn’t have money or enough food’: how COVID-19 affected Papua New Guinean fishing families 

    Lau, J.; Sutcliffe, S.; Jacqueline Lau: 0000-0002-0403-8423
    Type: Blog
    In March 2020, Papua New Guinea went into a state of emergency to contain the spread of COVID-19. For Ahus Island — a small atoll community of around 600 people off the north coast of Manus Island — the state of emergency ...
  • Gleaning: beyond the subsistence narrative 

    Grantham, R.; Lau, J.; Kleiber, D.L.; Jacqueline Lau: 0000-0002-0403-8423 (2020)
    Type: Journal Article
    Coastal resources are important for the wellbeing and livelihoods of people in coastal communities across the world but are used and valued differently by different people at different times. As such, managing coastal ...
  • ‘Good science’: Using sex-disaggregated data in small-scale fisheries research and policy 

    Bevitt, K. (2019)
    Type: Blog
    Globally, relatively few data are available about women’s role in small-scale fisheries, despite their active participation as fishers, processors, traders and marketers. This calls for greater efforts by researchers, ...
  • SSF Guidelines represent voyage of struggle, empathy and support 

    Bevitt, K. (2018)
    Type: Blog
    Blogpost about the journey of the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines, featuring quotes from John Kurien
  • Maintaining diversity of integrated rice and fish production confers adaptability of food systems to global change 

    Freed, S.; Barman, B.K.; Dubois, M.; Flor, R.J.; Smith, S.F.; Gregory, R.; Hadi, B.; Halwart, M.; Haque, A.M.; Jagadish, K.; Joffre, O.M.; Karim, M.; Kura, Y.; McCartney, M.; Mondal, M.; Nguyen, V.; Sinclair, F.; Stuart, A.; Tezzo, X.S.; Yadav, S.; Cohen, P.J.; Sarah Freed: 0000-0001-8574-8218; Benoy Kumar Barman: 0000-0003-0554-2207; Mark Dubois: 0000-0002-8092-6465; A.B.M. Mahfuzul Haque: 0000-0002-5334-5630; Olivier M. Joffre: 0000-0002-7857-5766; Manjurul Karim: 0000-0003-4280-3568; Yumiko Kura: 0000-0002-1774-1943; Matthew McCartney: 0000-0001-6342-2815; Xavier Simon Andre Tezzo: 0000-0002-4509-2901; Philippa Jane Cohen: 0000-0002-9987-1943 (2020)
    Type: Journal Article
    Rice and fish are preferred foods, critical for healthy and nutritious diets, and provide the foundations of local and national economies across Asia. Although transformations, or “revolutions,” in agriculture and aquaculture ...
  • Livelihood vulnerabilities among women in small-scale fisheries in Ghana 

    Appiah, S.; TO, A.; Tetty, A.; Abbey, E.; Kuwornu, J.; Cole, S.M.; Chimatiro, S.; Steven Michael Cole: 0000-0002-8947-0871 (2020)
    Type: Journal Article
    Women play essential role in the fisheries sector of Ghana, particularly their involvement in post-harvest activities. However, several factors make them vulnerable to livelihood insecurity. This paper investigates the ...
  • Increasing the benefits and sustainability of irrigation through integration of fisheries: A guide for water planners, managers and engineers 

    Nguyen-Khoa, S.; McCartney, M.; Funge-Smith, S.; Smith, L.; Sellamuttu, S.S.; Dubois, M. (2020)
    Type: Report
    Sections 1 Guidelines for planners and mangers produced on increasing benefits and sustainability of water infrastructure through integration of fisheries
  • Ocean action newsletter (volume 9) March 2019 

    Bevitt, K.
    Type: Newsletter
    A major new study on small-scale fisheries is underway. Led by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, in partnership with WorldFish and Duke University, the Illuminating Hidden Harvests (#28237)study will analyze data ...

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