This working group focuses on promoting the importance of artisanal fisheries and aquaculture following the work by IYAFA.

Working group events

Working group members 2024

  • (Leader) Johanne Nordby Fremstad | Advisor at the Department for Climate and Environment, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad)
  • Nicole Franz | Fisheries Planning Officer at the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Shakuntala Thilsted | Director for Nutrition, Health & Food Security Impact Platform, Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
  • Molly Ahern | Food Security and Nutrition Specialist at the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division of FAO
  • Francisco Mari | Senior Policy Officer for World Food Security, Agritrade and Maritime Affairs, Brot fuer die welt, Germany
  • Leneve Papier | Secretary General at the South African Network for Women – Fisheries & Aquaculture
  • Esperanza Silva | Oficial de Programas de Pesca e Aquicultura, Ministério de Agricultura e Pescas, Luanda, Angola
  • Moazzam Khan | Technical Advisor in Marine Fisheries, World Wildlife Fund, Pakistan
  • Edel Oddny Elvevoll | Professor in Food Science Technology, UiT the Arctic University of Norway
  • Kafayat Fakoya | Smal-Scale Fisheries Expert, Academic and Interdisciplinary Research, Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture Section, Nigeria
  • Rhoda Bianca Mkumbwa | Secretary General, AWFishNet, Malawi
  • Daniel Adjei-Boateng | Lecturer in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana
  • Mele Tauati | Small-Scale Fisheries Officer of FAO
  • Felicia Eboka | PhD Researcher in Small-Scale Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology and Quality Assurance,  University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Vikas P A | Subject Matter Specialist in Fisheries, Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, India
  • Jovice Mkuchu | Principle Fish Technologist, Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, Tanzania
  • Hanista Jhumun-Foolheea | Technical Officer, Albion Fisheries Research Center, Mauritius