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Newsletter from the Global Action Network

Sustainable Food from the Oceans and Inland Waters for Food Security and Nutrition

We are happy to send you our Winter 2023 Newsletter, sharing ongoing work and news from the Global Action Network.

To feature your activities, solutions or relevant events supporting the Global Action Network mission in future newsletters, please contact us via foodfromtheocean@hi.no.

Relevant actions

7 towards a common goal V3
The Global Action Network Action Plan includes arranging annual meetings, workshops and events, recognizing interested parties, and establishing connections to promote collaboration and interaction among cross-sectorial actors focusing on the important elements for food security from Healthy Waters to Healthy People.

COP28: Sustainable Aquatic Food Systems

Food security and nutrition within planetary boundaries

The Global Action Network will host an event during COP28 on the 10th of December 2023, together with CGIAR, EBCD, and Blue Food Coalition. This event will highlight the importance of integrating sustainable aquatic food systems in the green transition towards sustainable food systems.
COP28 Nordic
For other related aquatic food events at COP28, see here.

Network Meeting 2023 Summary

The Network Meeting 2023 was held on the 24th of October 2023 at FAO Headquarters in Rome and on Zoom. This meeting attracted 165 participants from 59 countries, who represented government, research institutes, academia, NGOs, and industry. Together we shared current actions in support of the Network's mission and planned for 2024.
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Call for Submissions:

Experience in the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines)

This call is an important stock-taking opportunity for all and the results are expected to further inform FAO, governments, Small Scale Fisheries (SSF) organizations, NGO development partners, CSOs, research, and other partners initiatives to implement the SSF Guidelines at national, regional or global level.

Relevant knowledge and solution

Nutritious aquatic food
Sufficient aquatic food
The Global Action Network will continuously identify challenges, exchange knowledge and solutions related to the key elements of food security. Through the Gain and Share Tool, you can gain and share knowledge to promote sustainable food from the oceans and inland waters for food security and nutrition.

Here we are featuring challenges, solutions, and knowledge in Nutritious aquatic food and Sustainable aquaculture production.

Small Fish for Food Security and Nutrition

New FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture Technical Paper

A new FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper titled Small Fish for Food Security and Nutrition is now published. The paper utilizes a human-centred perspective to explore the ‘small fish food system’, addressing drivers, scales, interactions, and multiple outcomes and trade-offs.
FAO Tech Report_Small fish

Integrating food and nutrition into fisheries and aquaculture management

Food and health outcomes are not well-integrated into fisheries and aquaculture policy or management, despite global expectations that aquatic foods will help address food system challenges. Our Fish in Sustainable Food Systems project is examining the implementation of food- and nutrition-based management objectives in fisheries and aquaculture, and the ways in which benefits can be measured in different contexts.
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EAF-Nansen Programme showcases achievements in sustainable fisheries management

Marking over five years of fruitful collaboration, the EAF-Nansen Programme invited partners and stakeholders to Maputo, Mozambique for a Scientific Mini-Symposium followed by the final Programme Forum of its present phase. For four days, the participants shared experiences and explored what the future holds for the longstanding partnership between FAO and Norway.
EAF Nansen 2023

Relevant upcoming events

CAC46, 27 November-2 December 2023, Rome, Italy
19th North Atlantic Seafood Forum, 5-7 March 2024, Bergen, Norway
SSF Summit 2024, 5-7 July 2024, Rome, Italy
COP28, 30 November-12 December 2023, Dubai, UAE
2024 UN Ocean Decade Conference, 10-12 April 2024, Barcelona, Spain
IIFET 2024, 15-19 July 2024, Penang, Malaysia

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