Wednesday, June 26 • 16:45 - 18:15
Blue Justice for small-scale fisheries in the context of fishing opportunities and markets: A lens for SDG14b. (3)

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Chaired by: Said, A. & Pascual-Fernandez, J.

Blue Justice for small-scale fisheries in the context of fishing opportunities and markets: A lens for SDG14b
Alicia Said & Jose Pascual-Fernández
Institut Universitaire Européen de la Mer & Universidad de La Laguna

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has raised the profile of small-scale fisheries through SDG14b, a target that calls for the provision of ‘access of small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets’. Considered as /a historic moment for small-scale fisheries, their recognition in the SDGs is an important milestone that sets an important focus on how such target ought to be achieved. Reaching this milestone requires overhauls in governance structures and management systems that have traditionally favoured other segments of the fishing fleets, mainly industrial and large-scale fisheries supposedly more “efficient”. This is particularly relevant in the era of “Blue Growth” that in many of its formulations exclude fisheries, and particularly small-scale fisheries (SSF), privileging new sectors, potentially increasing the challenges for SSF. Hence, achieving access to fishing opportunities and markets, a.k.a. SDG14b, would require adjustments in resource governance and fisheries management systems in all sectors, and development programs that embed concepts like human rights, social justice and equity as key elements of what we refer to as Blue Justice. In this session, we seek to provide case studies from around the world to showcase the governance challenges and opportunities concerning the planned or accomplished implementation of SDG14b, along with lessons about the importance of focusing strongly on the issues and concerns related to SSF as we strive to achieve the overall SDGs. The session invites experts from different regions to bring together a global discussion on governance transformations in the broader picture to decipher challenges and inform new policies that bring about blue justice in ocean and resource governance.

Portuguese small-scale fisheries: issues of (in)justice in management
 Vanessa Iglesias Amorim & Cristina Pita

Aligning with dominant interests: the role played by geotechnologies in the place given to small-scale fisheries in marine spatial planning
Brice Trouillet

Boosting market innovation to support small-scale fisheries: A case study of Ko Chang, Trat Province, Thailand. 
Thamasak Yeemin, Wichin Suebpala, Makamas Sutthacheep Sittiporn Pengsakun, Wanlaya Klinthong & Bancha Lawang

Commitments to Equitable Seafood: the Untapped Potential of One-by-One Tuna Fisheries to the UN SDGs
Yaiza Dronkers Londoño

Tangible benefits for small-scale fisheries working for market differentiation: an Indonesian experience
Deirdre, E. Duggan, Wildan, A. Riza Baroqi, Putra Satria Timur, Stephani Mangunsong, Whayu Teguh Prawira, I Gede Sujana Eka Putra, I Gede Mika Winata, Yasmine Simbolon & Widi Artanti


Deirdre Duggan

Program Director, Masyarakat dan Perikanan Indonesia

Vanessa Iglésias Amorim

PhD student, Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA)/University Institute of Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)
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Brice Trouillet

University of Nantes, France

Wednesday June 26, 2019 16:45 - 18:15
REC A1.05 Roeters Eiland Complex, University of Amsterdam