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Promote information and Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for the sustainability of small scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication.
by CoopeSoliDar R.L (Civil society organization)
CoopeSoliDar R.L desarrolla acciones orientadas a la implementacin de la conservacin marina basada en los derechos humanos. Desarrollamos acciones orientadas al fortalecimiento de las comunidades costeras hacia una gobernanza comunitaria y en seguimiento a la implmentacin de las Directrices voluntarias de pesca sostenible de pequea escala en el contexto de la seguridad alimentaria y la erradicacin de la pobreza. Tambin el desarrollo de planes de ordenamiento pesquero en el proceso de reconocimiento de las reas de pesca responsable, son un instrumento participativo que permiten una buena conservacin y gobernanza de los espacios marinos.

CoopeSoliDar will implement actions oriented towards the implementation of marine conservation based in human rights. We will develop actions oriented towards strengthening of the coastal community governance and the follow up of the implementation of the voluntary guidelines for the sustainability of small scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication. Also we would promote the development of fisheries management plans in the process of recognizing responsible fishing areas , as instruments of participation that permit better conservation and governance of the marine territories.
Progress reports
By 2020, sustainably manage and protect marine and coastal ecosystems to avoid significant adverse impacts, including by strengthening their resilience, and take action for their restoration in order to achieve healthy and productive oceans
Type of commitment
  • Community or Locally Managed Marine Areas
  • Integrated Coastal Management
  • Marine Spatial Planning
  • Ecosystem-based Adaptation
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Science-based fisheries management plans
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries (EAF)
  • Eco-labelling, traceability, certification programmes
  • Other (please specify): Recognition of small scale fisheries as a way of life where cultural identities and traditional knowledge exist and are valuable.
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • Locally or community managed marine areas
Increase scientific knowledge, develop research capacity and transfer marine technology, taking into account the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Criteria and Guidelines on the Transfer of Marine Technology, in order to improve ocean health and to enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity to the development of developing countries, in particular small island developing States and least developed countries
Type of commitment
  • Scientific, socioeconomic and interdisciplinary research
  • Other (please specify): Use of traditional knowledge for the generation of knew knowledge concerning the ocean
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Legal/policy/institutional measures
  • Access to market-based instruments
  • Access to coastal fishing grounds
  • Access and capacity building for eco-labelling and traceability systems
  • Community empowerment for fisheries management
  • Other (please specify): Tenure and governance
December 2017
Strengthen the recognition of traditional knowledge as a key element of generating marine information that promotes the sustainable use of marine resources at the local level.
December 2018
Strength the capacities of fisher leaders (men and women) concerning the Voluntary Guidelines for the sustainability of small scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication.
December 2018
Promote national and regional policy changes towards the implementation of the guidelines through strengthening the voices of local fishers communities.
Other, please specify
CoopeSoliDar R.L has built upon a associative relationship with the network of responsible fishing areas to work together with the different governmental institutions to work towards human rights considerations in marine conservation.
In-kind contribution
CoopeSoliDar R.L has placed previous experience on its work related to human rights and marine conservation towards the use of this experience into the implementation of the voluntary guidelines, regional and worldwide
Other, please specify
Participatory Ideas, methodologies and creativity
Basic information
Time-frame: 2014 - No end
Red de reas marinas de pesca responsable ( Network of Marine Responsible Fishing Areas of Costa Rica) INCOPESCA ( National Institute of Fishing and Aquaculture) CoopeSoliDar R.L ( Cooperative of Professional Services for Social Solidarity)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Other beneficaries
Small scale fisheries organizations and communities
Contact information
Solis-Rivera Vivienne, MSc., vsolis@coopesolidar.org, (506)22812890
San Jose- Costa Rica
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