January 15 2018 TBTI ACTIVITY 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress - Abstracts deadline – February 15th The abstract can be submitted in three formats: individual papers, team papers or special sessions. Priorities will be given to abstracts that align closely with the congress main theme 'Transdisciplinarity and Transformation for the Future of Small- Scale Fisheries'. Want to add your voice to the discussion about the future of small-scale fisheries? We invite you to submit a paper for the upcoming 3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress (3WSFC), which will be held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on 22-26 October 2018. The deadline for abstract submission is February 15, 2018. Note that presentation space is very limited; thus early submission of abstracts is highly encouraged. For more information about the congress, visit the 3WSFC website. 3WSFC is the premier forum for researchers, students, young professionals, practitioners, fishers and fishers’ organizations, environmental groups, and policymakers to share information about all aspects of small-scale fisheries and to formulate action plans and capacity development programs to support the implementation of the SSF Guidelines.
January 15 2018 TBTI ACTIVITY REPORTS TBTI at the Campus America conference, University of La Laguna, Spain, October 11, 2017 Several TBTI members participated at the recent conference on the sustainable use of the marine environment, themed 'Challenges for the Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment'. Ratana Chuenpagdee, TBTI Project Director, talked about the challenges and prospects for SSF, reflecting on the global changes and their effects on small-scale fishing communities. The event focused on sharing successful international experiences on the sustainable management of the oceans, highlighting the need for a holistic approach in tackling ocean governance issues, given the wide array of stakeholders involved in the use and management of this complex environment. TBTI post-doctoral fellow, Alicia Said, presented a talk on 'Ocean literacy through transdisciplinarity: A roadmap to sustainability' at the 5th edition of the European Marine Science Educators Association (EMSEA) that took place in Malta from 7-10 October 2017. In her talk, she focused on the 'Transdisciplinarity for Fisheries' that has been developed by TBTI as an innovative research and training strategy with the aim of configuring and propelling a new mindset towards sustainable resource governance. TBTI post-doctoral fellow talks about ocean literacy and transdisciplinarity Alicia also participated at the recent workshop on 'Blue Growth' that was organized by the Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements, the African Confederation of Artisanal Fishing Organisations, and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation. To read move about these events, click here.