Community Fisheries

Launching a New Initiative for Territories of Life and Community Fisheries

The ICCA Consortium is launching a new initiative on territories of life and community fisheries in freshwater, coastal and marine systems. Building on our Members’ many years of existing experience, it will support community-centric activities at the local, national, regional and global levels in line with our mission and strategic approach. Read more ▸

Fishing for the future: Climate and young fishermen in Finland

The effects of climate change this winter have hit the fisheries across boreal Finland like never before. Our Member Snowchange rises to the challenge with a Master-Apprentice programme. In a beautiful multimedia piece, we learn how Snowchange is transmitting ancient skills and the preparation of traditional fish recipes to local young people.  Read more ▸

A Fight to Put Artisanal Fishers on the Map in Costa Rica

Nestled between Tortuguero National Park and the Nicaragua border, the community of Barra del Colorado havs been quietly making a living out of shrimp fishing for generations. A letter sent to the government in August 2015 marked the beginning of a fight for the licence to fish, which continues today. Read more ▸

Fisherwomen learning exchange gathering in Costa Rica

Women play a crucial role in small scale fishing in oceans, rivers and mangroves. In November 2017, fisherwomen from different parts of Costa Rica shared their knowledge and experiences of good practices in sustainable fishing and on related subjects such as land tenure, climate change, invasive species, culture, decent work and health, among others.  Read more ▸