3rd World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress

Transdisciplinarity and Transformation for the Future of Small-Scale Fisheries

22-26 October 2018 | Chiang Mai | Thailand

Conference: Oct 22-26, 2018

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Holiday Inn

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Transdisciplinarity and Transformation
for the Future of Small-Scale Fisheries


The 3rd WSFC is a transdisciplinary forum for anyone interested in small-scale fisheries to participate in an interactive discussion about the future of the world's small-scale fisheries. 


The overall goal of the Congress is to facilitate opportunities for researchers, students, young professionals, practitioners, fishers and fishers’ organizations, environmental groups, and policymakers to share information about all aspects of small-scale fisheries and to formulate action plans and capacity development programs to support the implementation of the SSF Guidelines.​

For questions and comments email 3wsfcongress@gmail.com



Wednesday, October 24
The focus of this day is to address the challenges and opportunities to explore factors that may facilitate improved governance, enhanced legitimacy of formal and informal rules and regulations, and meaningful inclusion of various stakeholders groups in the decision-making process towards transformation of the small-scale fisheries sector. Special attention will be given to the discussion about how to pursue principles in the SSF Guidelines and to achieve SDGs.
Monday, October 22

This day is designated for participants to share their findings from small-scale fisheries research and showcase how local, traditional, and scientific knowledge can be used as a driving force in decision-making and for making a real impact on the ground. Participants are encouraged to highlight innovative, transformative, and transdisciplinary approaches in doing and communicating small-scale fisheries science.

Thursday, October 25

This is the day when we will go and visit a small freshwater lake, Kwan Phayao, where traditional small-scale fishing can be found. The trip will include a quick stop at a hot spring (only enough time to boil eggs), a longer stop at a local market (enough time to sample local delicacies), and a chat with local fishers.​

Friday, October 26

This day is about moving forward and looking at ways to integrate knowledge and approaches discussed during the four previous days of the Congress. The goal is to come up with a number of actions plans regarding what is needed to transform small-scale fisheries, from the perspective of innovation and transdisciplinarity.

Tuesday, October 23

Small-scale fisheries communities play an imminent role in shaping the future for fisheries. This day will showcase work that helps enhance the understanding of small-scale fisheries communities and illuminate their importance. Participants are encouraged to present their experiences in community-based innovation and successful transformation.

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Holiday Inn | Chiang Mai


The 3rd WSFC will be held at the Holiday Inn in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand.  




318/1 Chiang Mai-Lamphun Road, Amphur Muang, Wat Ket, Chiangmai, Chiang Mai 50000, Thailand.



The Holiday Inn is on the margin of Ping River, with easy access to businesses and shopping districts. It is located minutes away from the famous temples and the renowned night bazaar, and at a distance of 4 km from the Chiang Mai International Airport. 


3WSFC is being held at the Holiday Inn in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There is a very limited number of rooms with the discounted price (1,400 Thai Baht, taxes included) still available for the congress participants. The booking can be made by contacting the Holiday Inn directly at reservations.chiangmai@ihg.com. Please keep in mind that the rooms will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

Sunny V Hotel

Superior room (single/double) at Baht 1,500 per room per night, inclusive of taxes, daily breakfast and internet. The hotel is less than 500 m from the Holiday Inn. For reservation at this hotel, please write to: rsvn@sunnyvhotel.com. Booking code: 3WSFC. Visit website: http://sunnyvhotel.com/.

Park Hotel Chiang Mai

Superior room (single/double) at Baht 1,300 per room per night, inclusive of taxes, daily breakfast and internet. The hotel is about 600 m from the Holiday Inn. Booking can be done by email to: rsvnpark@empresshotels.com. Reservation code: 30051. Visit website: http://www.parkhotelchiangmai.com/

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For questions and comments email 3wsfcongress@gmail.com




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