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FAO and Duke University Partner to Strengthen Science-Policy Nexus for Sustainable Fisheries (Oct 9)
From rocky coasts to inland rivers, small-scale fisheries offer livelihoods for millions of people and provide essential nutrients for billions, while contributing substantially to local and national economies globally. Despite their invaluable contributions, millions of metric tons of fish from small-scale fisheries are unreported.

To shed new light on this hidden harvest and to promote applied research to support the implementation of global instruments that promote sustainable fisheries, FAO and Duke University will announce a new partnership.

Join us to learn more about how this new partnership will build on scientific evidence to support the fisheries sector sustainably, and involve the next generation of scientists and policy experts.

Welcoming Remarks
Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO North America

Role of partnerships in achieving Sustainable Development Goals
Marcela Villarreal, Director, Partnerships and U.N. Collaborations, FAO

Creating knowledge about coastal marine social-ecological systems in service of humanity
Toddi Steelman, Stanback Dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University

Young Researchers’ role in decision-making tools for innovative solutions for small-scale fisheries
Manuel Barange, Director, Fisheries Division, FAO

Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) Project: The contribution of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development
Giulia Gorelli, IHH Coordinator
Maria del Mar Mancha-Cisneros, IHH Post Doc, Duke University

Thomas Pesek, Senior Liaison Officer, FAO North America

Join the conversation on Twitter using #FAOxDuke and #HiddenHarvest during the webinar.

Oct 9, 2020 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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