CROSS-CUTTING QUESTIONS

'Transdisciplinarity and Transformation for the Future of Small-Scale Fisheries'
 
The congress theme, “Transdisiciplinarity and Transformation for the Future of Small-Scale Fisheries,” invites us to think outside of the box about what we can do collectively to enhance understanding, promote the importance of small-scale fisheries, and support their viability and sustainability. Although the days are organized into science, community, policy, field and action, we encourage everyone to think about the following cross-cutting questions as we move through the congress. Comment below to share your insights on the questions or to ask other cross-cutting questions.

1.

What is the major knowledge gap in small-scale fisheries?

2.

What are the major challenges facing small-scale fisheries?

3.

What kind of change in science, community, markets and policy is required to improve viability of small-scale fishing communities, reduce their vulnerability and to promote SSF sustainability?

4.

What actions are required from civil society organizations, research community and policy people in order to implement the SSF Guidelines?

5.

How to strengthen the policy-science interface?

SCIENCE DAY
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.

SCIENCE DAY
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.

COMMUNITY DAY
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.

COMMUNITY DAY
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.

POLICY DAY
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.
POLICY DAY
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.
FIELD DAY
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.​

FIELD DAY
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.​

ACTION DAY
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.

ACTION DAY
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.