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Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH): A Snapshot of Key Findings

photo of dried sardines, Olingan, Dipolog City, Philippines; credit: WorldFish
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021
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10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Due out in 2022, the Illuminating Hidden Harvest (IHH) report ties together the efforts of nearly 800 authors and experts to contribute to a more complete picture of small-scale fisheries. Drawing on a tapestry of methods, including 58 country and territory case studies, the report examines the current environmental, social, economic, and governance contributions of marine and inland small-scale fisheries at global and local scales.

In this webinar, the IHH chapter leads will share a few key findings from the report and respond to audience members' questions during the Q&A session. Toddi Steelman, Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, will provide opening remarks. Speakers will also include Xavier Basurto, associate professor of sustainability science at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and John Virdin, director of the Ocean and Coastal Policy Program at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions.

Register at the "More Event Information" link below.

About the IHH initiative

Led by FAO, Duke University, and WorldFish, the IHH initiative aims to generate and disseminate new evidence about the importance of small-scale fisheries to inform policy and practice. A major output of the initiative is a comprehensive research report based on a new and novel methodology. The IHH report looks holistically at the social, environmental, governance, and economic contributions of small-scale fisheries globally.

The IHH findings will contribute to the growing body of evidence on the role and values of small-scale fisheries. Critically, the initiative will help to put much needed data and information into the hands of countries, regions, and small-scale fisheries advocates to emphasize the diverse and vital contributions of small-scale fisheries.