Somalia Fisheries Forum 2019: Building a roadmap for small-scale Somali fisheries

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Garowe, Somalia

Secure Fisheries is pleased to announce the 2019 Somalia Fisheries Forum. The forum builds off the success and excitement generated by the 2017 Somalia Fisheries Forum, which brought together attendees from across the Somali region and the international community. SFF 2017 focused on sustainable approaches to growing the fisheries sector, with particular emphasis on finance, strategy, and governance.

SFF 2019 will explore tangible ways to build a successful and sustainable fishing sector that provides long-term food and economic security for Somalis. General topics include leveraging human capital through workshops and trainings, building and expanding the fisheries supply chain, improving sustainable and effective fisheries management, and promoting partnerships to enhance good practices, expertise, and knowledge.

The forum will utilize a variety of different formats catered to each topic of discussion, including panels, roundtable discussions, skills-based workshops and trainings, and keynote presentations. Participants will also be able to exhibit their businesses during a trade-show.

Online registration is required for attendance and forum details will be shared after each participant’s registration is processed and accepted. Registration for the 2019 Somalia Fisheries Forum will close once we reach 250 participants.

Click this link to register for the forum. If you have questions or issues with registration, please email

Secure Fisheries cannot subsidize participants' travel to this event.

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For more information about the Somali fisheries sector, watch Inside Somali Fishing, a One Earth Future production.