Evaluation of the impact of unemployment insurance on the socioeconomic conditions of small-scale fishers

Seguro Desemplego do Pescador Artesanal, or insurance-defeso, is a program related to one of the management measures for fishing in Brazil, the Defeso, which seeks to guarantee the conservation of exploited stocks and the sustainability of fishing by restricting the permitted fishing period for certain species. The Safe-Netting is a benefit intended for artisanal fishermen, in the amount of one minimum wage, during the months of the closed fishing season. The benefit serves as financial compensation for the impossibility of engaging in fishing activities during this period. After 30 years of implementation, the study conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in partnership with the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), assesses, for the first time, the socioeconomic impacts of this social protection programme on artisanal fishermen and their families.