Ep. 18 | Social protection, sustainability and fisheries

The UN General Assembly has declared 2022 as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022) to enhance global awareness and promote collaboration around the theme. To provide guidance for related initiatives, the IYAFA Action Plan was structured around seven pillars, including social and environmental sustainability. Social protection can provide valuable contributions to all of them. 

In this episode, our guests were invited to reflect on the role of social protection in covering vulnerable fisheries and fish workers against various social and climate-related risks and uncertainties. They also shared country case examples and reflected on some of the main aspects around the furthering of social protection for the fisheries sector. 

Along with our host, Jo Sharpe, Daniella Kalikoski and Daniela Salazar—both Fishery Officers at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)—and Sebastian Mathew, Executive Director of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) participated in this rich discussion.

In the second part of the episode, Fabio Veras, Research Coordinator at the International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG) presents some quick wins in celebration of the IPC-IG’s 18th anniversary.  



International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022) 

IYAFA 2022’s Global Action Plan 

Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication

Informing the redesign of social protection programmes in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sector

Impact Evaluation of Seguro-Defeso on Socioeconomic Conditions of Small-Scale Fishers in Brazil

Insights from an analysis of Seguro-Defeso’s legal framework 

Webinar: Impact Evaluation of the Seguro Defeso in Brazil 


Quick wins:

Cash Transfer Programmes in Brazil: Impacts on Inequality and Poverty 

Achievements and Shortfalls of Conditional Cash Transfers: Impact Evaluation of Paraguay’s Tekoporã Programme  

Yemen National Social Protection Monitoring Survey (NSPMS): 2012-2013 – Final Report