2022 International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture

MAFIS Special Issue 2022 - Call for papers...

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2022 the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA 2022). The objective of celebrating IYAFA 2022 is twofold: the Year aims to focus world attention on the role that small-scale fishers, fish farmers and fish workers play in food security and nutrition, poverty eradication and sustainable use of natural resources – thereby increasing global understanding and action to support them. The celebration is also an opportunity to enhance dialogue between different actors, and not least to strengthen small-scale producers to partner up with one another and make their voices heard so they can influence the decisions and policies that shape their everyday lives – all the way from local community level to international and global fora.

MAFIS at  fisheries

Marine & Fishery Sciences (MAFIS) is an Open Access, charge-free journal edited by the Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero (INIDEP) that publishes double blind peer-reviewed articles of original investigations not published elsewhere except as a brief abstract in a scientific meeting or symposium. It is published two times a year (March and September) aiming all work and studies on applied or scientific research within the many varied areas of the marine sciences , including but not limited to aquaculture production, oceanography and marine technologies including conservation and environmental impact. MAFIS is specialized in marine and freshwater fisheries, including social-related aspects that directly or indirectly affect to human populations.

Deadline for receipt of manuscripts: November 30th, 2021

Topics: Artisanal marine fisheries, artisanal freshwater fisheries and aquaculture, including but not limited to biological-fishery and productive aspects, sustainability, models, conflicts of interest and environment, socio-economic problems that directly or indirectly affect human populations.

NUMBERS: SMALL-SCALE FISHERIES

  • 40 million people are directly engaged in capture fisheries worldwide (FAO, 2018). This increases to 120 million if indirectly engaged people are also considered (World Bank, 2012).
  • 90 percent of the total work force are small-scale fishers and fish workers, and almost 50 percent are women (World Bank, 2012).

NUMBERS: AQUACULTURE

  • 20 million people are directly engaged in aquaculture worldwide (FAO, 2018). This increases to up to 50 million if indirectly engaged people are also considered (FAO and WorldFish 2016).
  • 80 percent of world aquaculture production comes from developing countries (FAO and WorldFish 2016).