About the event:
On 15 May 2014 please join us for the launch of Small-scale fisheries (SSF) Policy: A handbook for fishing communities in South Africa. The book is a resource to help empower fishing communities to know their rights under the new Small-Scale Fisheries Policy. In plain language the handbook outlines the key aspects of the policy, including:
definitions of 'community', 'small-scale fisher', 'rights holders', 'community based legal entity' etc
how to acquire rights
criteria for rights allocation
the basket of species
appeals and interventions.
Co-produced by Masifundise
and Too Big to Ignore
, this handbook will be an invaluable guide for anyone working in the small-scale fisheries sector.
The handbook comes in the four main languages of coastal communities in South Africa: English, Afrikaans, Zulu and Xhosa.