Small-scale fisheries as integral and integrated in the Sustainable Development Goals
“The Sustainable Development Goals provide the most comprehensive vision for development that the world has ever seen,” said Dr. Gerald Singh of Memorial University during the recent Small is Bountiful virtual event. Yet, it’s common in discussions on fisheries and oceans that people focus on SDG 14—the goal on life below water. To achieve the complete vision of the SDGs, we must engage with all the goals, while recognizing that small-scale capture fisheries are impacted by, and can have an impact on, many of the SDGs.
“Small-scale fisheries are at the intersection between land and sea, cross-cutting the many spheres that the SDGs focus on,” said Dr. Ratana Chuanpagdee, research director of Too Big To Ignore. “Thus, by securing sustainable and viable small-scale fisheries, we will be able to achieve many SDG goals and targets. … Read the rest