A good practice guide for ethical and inclusive communications involving small-scale fisheries
WorldFish and the FAO
Bevitt, K., Cohen, P.J., Diver, R., Kutub Uddin, M., Lukanga, E., Patel, A., Roshan, M., Solis Rivera, V., Westlund, L. 2022. A good practice guide for ethical and inclusive communications involving small-scale fisheries. Penang, Malaysia, WorldFish and Rome, FAO. https://doi.org/10.4060/cc0548en.
Today, small-scale fisheries are experiencing substantial climate, economic, and political changes. The power of communications can greatly influence how fisherfolk and small-scale fisheries are central or marginal, enabled or disenabled among these changes. Messages and discourse can shape perspectives on, and images of, small-scale fisheries, leading actors (including those who have power) to hold certain ideas and views on how they should be governed, thereby influencing outcomes. This guide provides practical and simple guidance on how to communicate about small-scale fisheries in an inclusive, responsible and ethical way that respects and recognizes the 120 million women, men and youth employed and engaged in the sector.