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A sea change for small-scale fisheries. Global leadership towards SDG14b: Preferential access and inshore exclusion zones

Friday 1st of July 2022

08:30 – 10:00 am WEST/GMT+1
The Auditorium
Oceanário de Lisboa

Meet the panel


Dr Shakuntala Haraksingh Thilsted, winner of the 2021 World Food Prize and Global Lead for Nutrition and Public Health at WorldFish, will moderate the event.


This event will consist a panel discussion followed by a Q&A. There will be live interpretation in French and Spanish for in-person and online audiences.

Session outline and objectives

Government officials from Belize, Madagascar and Thailand’s fisheries departments, along with small-scale fishers from Belize and West Africa and fisheries experts will highlight how closing inshore areas to industrial fishing and giving artisanal fishers preferential access protects people and the planet. 

This high profile panel will explore how creating preferential access areas that prioritise artisanal fishers’ rights, and inshore exclusion zones that prohibit the most destructive forms of industrial fishing such as bottom trawling, can protect small-scale fisheries and biodiversity, strengthen marine management and conservation, and increase food security and sovereignty. 

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