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Coastal fisheries in a pandemic: Solomon Islands and Vanuatu experiences
Almost everyone in the Pacific eats fish regularly, but most people are not fishers. Fish is caught, distributed and then acquired by consumers through purchase, gifting or bartering. We estimate through our research at ...
Scientific food systems help biodiversity, livelihoods
Evidence-based collaborative approaches need to be applied to conservation as a million animal and plant species are being pushed to the brink of extinction and fish stocks fall globally. Scientific food systems help ...
We didn’t have money or enough food’: how COVID-19 affected Papua New Guinean fishing families
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 ...
Illuminating Hidden Harvests country case study author: Sergio Macedo Gomes de Mattos
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: Kafayat Fakoya
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 ...
Illuminating Hidden Harvests country case study author: Hunter Snyder
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 ...
Lived experiences: Small-scale fishers and fishworkers share their stories
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 ...
African women join forces to overcome COVID-19 challenges in aquatic food systems
Across Africa, women working in aquatic food value chains are banding together to support their livelihoods and ensure the continued flow of fish despite COVID-19 lockdowns and disruptions.