A Pan-European Platform of Committed Low Impact Small-Scale Fishers
As a platform of grassroots organizations, LIFE represents the interests of 33 organizations in 15 EU Member States associating around 10,000 small scale fishers across all European sea basins from the Baltic to the Black Sea.
We are an association set up and run by small- scale fishers (SSF) committed to:
Fishing in a low impact manner
Transforming low impact fishing into an attractive and economically viable profession
Sustaining fish stocks and protecting the marine environment
Transforming the food system into a fairer and more sustainable one
Contributing to prosperous coastal communities
This commitment has been expressed in LIFE’S Statutes, in different declarations, and with specific proposals on the implementation of the EU Common Fisheries Policy:
Partners & Donors
Our mission of connecting and empowering fishing communities across Europe could not take place without working closely with a wide range of partners and donors.
Board of Directors
The strategic direction of LIFE is developed and overseen by an elected board of directors of working fishers from LIFE’s three regions.
Baltic and North Sea
Mediterranean and Black Sea
The members of our team are based in several European countries. We are dedicated professionals who combine a high level of expertise with a strong dedication for small-scale fishers and seas. We’re passionate about the work we do.