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Small-scale fisheries - A challenge for fisheries management

Experiences and lessons from developing countries and Norway.

Seminar on small scale fisheries:
Fisheries Forum (Fiskerifaglig Forum) 4 – 5 October 2007 onboard the coastal steamer (Hurtigruta) M/S ”Midnatsol” from Trondheim to Bergen. Ship departure from Trondheim is 4 October 10h00.  Arrival in Bergen will be 5 October 14h30.

Management of small-scale fisheries – What can be learned from experiences and lessons in developing countries and how can the Norwegian experience be helpful?


Thursday 4 October

1000: Small-scale fisheries - temporary problem or permanent challenge?
          Bjørn Hersoug (University of Tromsø, Norway)

1100: Coffee break

1130: The importance of women and gender relations in small-scale fisheries
          Ragnhild Overå (University of Bergen, Norway)

1215: Assessment/resource mapping in small-scale fisheries – why and how
          Åsmund Bjordal (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)

1300: Lunch

1430: User conflicts in small-scale fisheries
          Jorge Santos (University of Tromsø, Norway)

1515: Co-management in small-scale fisheries – does it solve any problems
          Jahn Petter Johnsen (University of Tromsø, Norway)

1600: Coffee break

1630: The future and challenges in small-scale fisheries
          Christophe Béné (WorldFish Center, Egypt)

1715: Discussion

1755: Summing up

2000:   Dinner

Friday 5 October

0900: Mozambique case studies
          Isabel Chauca and Alberto Halare (Institute of Fisheries Research,

0930: Strategic plan for the artisanal fishing sub-sector of Mozambique
          Arne Eide (University of Tromsø, Norway)

1000: Coffee break

1030: Perspectives and dilemmas for small-scale fisheries management in African
         freshwater fisheries

          Jeppe Kolding (University of Bergen, Norway)

1100:  Socio-economic and institutional factors and their impacts on Small Scale
          Aquaculture in Philippines - PHILMINAQ 2006-2008

          Udaya Sekhar Nagothu (Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway)

1130: Panel discussion

1200: Concluding remarks 
          Summing up notes from presentations and discussions

1300: Lunch

1430: Arrival Bergen