As part of Too Big To Ignore’s SSF open house, CabFishMan partners are hosting an interactive event, titled ‘Hands on Deck: New Tools for SSF’. The open house casts a light on the life and livelihoods on all those working in small-scale fisheries globally, bringing attention to the vital role that such fisheries play, celebrating their varied contributions to economy, culture and society, and facilitating a dialogue about an inclusive, equitable and just future for ocean development.

CabFishMan are pleased to join an exciting line up of presenters contributing to the theme of ‘Change & Resilience’ on Friday 4th June 2021 at 15:30 UTC

The event, chaired by Arantza Murillas (AZTI Foundation) will give an overview of CabFishMan’s work to promote sustainability throughout the small-scale fishing sector, and enhance collaboration between the many actors who facilitate fisheries management in the Northeast Atlantic. One of the ways in which CabFishMan seeks to do this is through the creation of a set of new tools for fisheries governance. These tools will be applicable world-wide, and are informed by assessments of the interactions between small-scale fishing and marine habitats, understanding the impacts of small-scale fisheries on coastal zones, and emphasising the value added through fisheries’ cultural heritage.

Details of speakers and presentations can be found below:

Introduction to the CabFishMan project: New tools for small-scale fisheries – Arantza Murillas (AZTI)

Spatial patterns of small-scale fishing activity: tools overview and examples – Tania Mendo (MASTS) and Estanis Mugerza (AZTI)

A multi-criteria evaluation matrix for assessing the potential impacts of small-scale fishing gears – Paulo Vasconcelos (IPMA) and Jorge Manuel dos Santos Gonçalves (CCMAR/UAlg) 

Fisheries and cultural heritage: A reference database to identify fisheries’ cultural heritage in the Atlantic area – David Castilla (Universidad de Huelva) and Laura García de la Fuente (Indurot)



An interactive session will follow each of the primary presentations, giving attendees the opportunity to share their thoughts and feedback, and create an open discussion around the development of tools to support a sustainable future for small-scale fisheries.

Presentations will be given in English, although support for French, Spanish, and Portuguese speakers will be available during the interactive discussions. To access the event via Zoom click here