Links and Resources: Family and Small-Scale Fisheries

Check out these reports, books and documentaries (and even a toolkit, a curriculum, and an infographic) supporting family and small-scale fisheries.

Image courtesy of NAMA.

Toolkits and Curricula

A Guide to Serving Local Fish in School Cafeterias. Tracy Gagnon, Sitka Conservation Society, 2014.

Stream to Plate: Fish to Schools Classroom Lessons. Sitka Conservation Society, 2014.


The Global Ocean Grab: A Primer . TNI Agrarian Justice Programme, Masifundise and Afrika Kontakt, September 2014.

The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture . Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations, 2014.

Defining and estimating global marine fisheries bycatch . R.W.D. Davies, et al. WWF International, 2009. report

Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication . Food and Agriculture Organization Committee on Fisheries, United Nations, 2014.

Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security . Food and Agriculture Organization Committee on World Food Security, 2012.

Fish, Inc.: The Privatization of U.S. Fisheries Through Catch Share Programs . Food & Water Watch, 2011.

Unsustainable Approach: Factory Fish Farming . Food & Water Watch, 2011.

How Can Farmed Salmon Impact Your Health and the Environment? Food & Water Watch, 2010.

A Call for Governments to Stop Supporting the Global Partnership for Oceans (GPO) and Rights-Based Fishing (RBF) Reforms . World Forum of Fisher Peoples and World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers, 2013.

Fisheries and the Right to Food. Olivier De Schutter, United Nations General Assembly, 2012.

Physical and ecological impacts of climate change relevant to marine and inland capture fisheries and aquaculture. Manuel Barange and R. Ian Perry, Food and Agriculture Organization Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper, No. 503, 2009.

Predicting the effects of climate change on Bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) spawning habitat in the Gulf of Mexico. Barbara A. Muhling, et al. ICES Journal of Marine Science, March 15, 2011.


Food Voices: Stories from the People Who Feed Us . Andrianna Natsoulas, John Natsoulas Press, 2014.

The End of the Line: How Overfishing Is Changing the World and What We Eat . Charles Clover, The New Press, 2006.

The Empty Ocean . Richard Ellis, Island Press, 2004.


Documentary: Darwin’s Nightmare, directed by Hubert Sauper, 2004.

Documentary: The End of the Line, directed by Rupert Murray, 2009.

Documentary: Vanishing Pearls, directed by Nailah Jefferson, 2014.

Infographic: Bycatch by Will Hood, with the FAO, National Oceanography Centre, and The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, 2014.

Updated 11/2014