On 11 November, #worldfisheriesDay, The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean launched a campaign that will run throughout 2022 aiming at illustrating the Mediterranean and the Black Sea fishers and fish workers involved in making small-scale fisheries more sustainable.

Called 9 topics , 9 features, the series will explore what each topic of the Regional Plan of Action for Small-Scale Fisheries in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (RPOA-SSF) means in practice to small-scale fishers across the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and proposes to readers a deep dive into the human context of sustainability.

In 9 chapters, the plan of action details a set of specific, prescriptive and concrete actions: it’s a vehicle to the future which will set small-scale fisheries on a path to long-term environmental, economic and social sustainability around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. 

With inspiring examples from the ground, 9 topics, 9 features brings to life fishers, fish workers and projects.

Two topics were already launched : Breaking free of traditional value chain and Redressing the gender balance.

Stay tuned for more in 2022, declared International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022) by the United Nations.