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Interview with Nicole Franz, FAO: ‘The International Year for Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture: Opportunities to increase transparency for small-scale fisheries’

Small in scale, big in value. Today marks the launch of the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture 2022 (IYAFA2022). On this occasion, our Technicial Advisor, Andre Standing, sat together with Nicole Franz from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for a quick interview. Andre…


tBrief #06 – Invisible, Undervalued and Underappreciated? Transparency for small-scale fisheries

Government transparency matters for small-scale fisheries! Yet, research on small-scale fisheries, as well as on recreational fishing, has consistently found that official data tends to underestimate their scale and importance.  This not only concerns catches but also their economic and social contributions. In many places fisheries have an important but underappreciated…


Madagascar joins FiTI!

30 September 2021 – In another milestone for global transparency efforts in marine fisheries management, the government of Madagascar has declared its public commitment to join the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI). The country's commitment was conveyed via an official letter sent by Paubert Mahatante, Madagascar’s Minister for Fisheries and Blue…