One Ocean Learn launches a new learning pathway focusing on small-scale fishers

By Milica Prokic

In anticipation of the Small-Scale Fisheries Summit (SSF Summit) in Rome (5-7 July 2024), the One Ocean Learn open access learning platform has launched a new Learning Pathway, ‘Recognising the human rights of small-scale fishers’.

The Learning Pathway explores the extent to which small-scale fishers’ rights and recognised and protected, highlights the contributions and the knowledge of the small-scale fisher communities, and examines how fishers, in collaboration with various stakeholders, can promote a healthy environment for all.

The free-to-access online course offers 1.5 hours of content across three modules, highlighting the contributions that small-scale fishers (including Indigenous Peopleswomen, and children) make to global food security, while also delving into fishers’ distinctive knowledge of the ocean, biodiversity, and climate change. It also explores the challenges faced by  small-scale fishers in having their human rights respected and protected, including continued discrimination and marginalisation which was brought to focus during the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture (IYAFA, 2022).

The Learning Pathway also highlights  the ways in which diverse national and international actors and organisations involved in relevant research and human rights advocacy a  can work in solidarity with small-scale fishers to the benefit of everyone’s human right to a healthy environment.

This learning pathway was developed and written by Hub Director, Professor Elisa Morgera, who was recently appointed as the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and Climate Change.

Related SDGs:

  • No poverty
  • Zero hunger
  • Good health and well-being
  • Quality education
  • Gender equality
  • Climate action
  • Life below water