Long awaited court victory for French and European small-scale fishermen. Port la Nouvelle, 29 July 2021, After a seemingly endless wait of more than four years, French justice has finally ruled in favour of the Union of Small-Scale Fishers from the Occitan Region (Syndicat professionnel des pêcheurs petits métiers d’Occitanie (SPMO)). A class action was […]
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Over 50 participants from the Mediterranean small-scale fisheries (SSF) sector, from Spain, France, Malta, Italy and Cyprus attended LIFE’s webinar last Friday 18th June. The theme was “The Pros and Cons of Crating Producer Organizations for Mediterranean Small-scale Fishers. The webinar was also attended by DG Mare. Fish Producer Organizations (FPOs) are described as the […]
The first workshop of the 2021 SSF Forum programme focuses on best practices to create competitive economic advantages for small-scale fisheries actors along the value chain. The workshop will consist of three sessions, focusing on strategies for adding value to small-scale fisheries products, such as voluntary labelling, direct selling, fish processing and packaging; and […]
UNFAIR ALLOCATION OF BLUEFIN TUNA QUOTAS FOR SMALL SCALE FISHERS IS TAKEN TO COURT – Legal challenge in France will finally be heard
June 11 2021, Port La Nouvelle, France. It was on the 12 April 2017, more than 4 years ago! That’s when we went to court to challenge the legality of the allocation mechanism for the small-scale bluefin tuna quota in France. It has been four long years of waiting for the outcome of a class […]
The winds of change are blowing: the fisheries sector needs to prepare for some coming storms, and to adapt to a carbon-free future to sustain ocean based life and fishing livelihoods. Food produced from the oceans provides an essential source of nutrition in the form of protein, minerals, vitamins and fats, meeting people’s food […]
Small-scale Fisheries Forum: An opportunity for small-scale fishers to exchange experiences, share good practices and learn from one another in the Mediterranean and Black Sea.
The GFCM announces launch of 2021 SSF Forum programme. The Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) is happy to announce the launch of the GFCM SSF University Programme for 2021, an initiative which is largely due to the work of the “Friends of Small-Scale Fisheries” (Friends of SSF) network in the GFCM. LIFE is a […]
Slow Food, Global Footprint Network, Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) and GOB Menorca launch joint project to accelerate the transition to sustainable food systems
Slow Food, Global Footprint Network, Low Impact Fishers of Europe (LIFE) and GOB Menorca launch joint project to accelerate the transition to sustainable food systems Italy, March 4th, 2021 – Foodnected, a new project designed to promote the transition to sustainable and fair food systems in the Mediterranean region, will be launched on March 10 […]
LIFE welcomes Antonis Petrou, a Marne Biologist from Cyprus who works closely with the Pan Cypriot Association of Professional Coastal Fishermen, a member association of LIFE. Antonis recently joined the LIFE Team as Project Manager for a new project in Cyprus. The project aims to engage small scale low impact fishers in the co-management of […]
Promoting Sustainable Fishing in the Balearic Islands: Anna Masdeu Lalanza joins team LIFE to manage this new initiative.
Promoting Sustainable Fishing in the Balearic Islands: Anna Masdeu Lalanza joins team LIFE to manage this new initiative. The Low Impact Fishers of Europe has teamed up with the Marilles Foundation (https://marilles.org/en) to launch a new initiative, the “Sustainable Fishing Programme” in the Balearic Islands. This seeks to build on the many years of experience […]
Council gives cod and fishers a chance, but leaves fate of small scale sector in hands of Member States. Brussels, 12 October 2016 LIFE Platform On Monday 10, The Council reached a political agreement on the fishing opportunities in the Baltic Sea for 2017. The agreement includes an increase in catches for herring (except in the […]