Illuminating Hidden Harvests (IHH) is a global initiative of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Duke University, and WorldFish to generate and disseminate new evidence about the importance of small-scale fisheries to inform policy and practice. A major output is the Illuminating Hidden Harvests: The contributions of small-scale fisheries to sustainable development report, which assesses the current environmental, economic, gender, food security and nutrition, and governance dimensions of small-scale fisheries globally. Over 800 authors and experts worldwide contributed to the report.
The IHH report will be launched during this hybrid event to recap key findings and tie them to the recommendations of the report. In a conversation with small-scale fisheries stakeholders from government, small-scale fisheries organizations, and research, the launch will explore how the methods and findings can transform understanding of national small-scale fisheries and contribute to improvements in policy, legislation, statistics, and monitoring, as well as targeted support and recognition of small-scale fisheries.
The event is happening twice, and both sessions will be in English with interpretation into French and Spanish. (Registration information for the second session.) Given the limited number of seats available, in-person participation will be limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis.