ssf hub sponsors our conference

In celebrating the Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture- 2022, as declared by the United Nations, Sri Lanka Forum for Small Scale Fisheries (SLFSSF) is organizing a conference under the theme “Fishing for Life”, which will be an international conference covering the South and South-East Asian region. This will be organized in partnership with Sri Lanka Association for Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (SLAFAR) and the Ocean University of Sri Lanka (OCUSL). The event will be held during 19-20 September 2022, in virtual format due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation.

The conference aims to bring to light, the important contribution made by artisanal and small scale fisheries to food supply, nutrition, employment, poverty alleviation and wellbeing of the people in the region, while at the same time, unearthing issues of governance failures, including social injustices emerging from the process of blue economic development. It is expected that the conference will yield an outcome having implications for effective management measures to be adopted, to secure sustainable artisanal & small-scale fisheries and aquaculture sub-sectors in the region.

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