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Norway supporting the small-scale fisheries sector in developing countries
by Norwegian Government (Government)
Small-scale fisheries make an important contribution to nutrition, food security, sustainable livelihoods and poverty alleviation, especially in developing countries. Since 2015 Norway has been supporting FAO's implementation of the "Voluntary guidelines for securing sustainable small-scale fisheries in the context of food security and poverty eradication". Now discussions are underway between Norway and FAO that could result in support to yet another project related to the small-scale sector; "Enhancing the contribution of small-scale fisheries to food security and sustainable livelihoods through better policies, strategies and initiatives". Possible project components include raising awareness and policy support, strengthening the science-policy interface and empowering stakeholders.
Progress reports
Provide access for small-scale artisanal fishers to marine resources and markets
Type of commitment
  • Legal/policy/institutional measures
  • Community empowerment for fisheries management
Multiannual effort
Enhancing awareness of governments and other stakeholders at global, regional and national level on the contribution of small-scale fisheries to food security and poverty reduction
Multiannual effort
Improving technical and organizational capacities of governments and stakeholders at local, national and regional level to enhance the contribution of small-scale fisheries to food security and poverty eradication
Other, please specify
Extent of Government support yet to be decided
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 (estimated) - Multiannual effort
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • South Atlantic
  • South Pacific
  • Southern Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Gunnvor Berge, Senior Advisor, gunnvor.berge@mfa.no,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo, Norway
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