Project Profile: Fish2Sustainability

Enhancing the Contribution of Small-Scale Fisheries to the Sustainable Development Goal


Principal Investigators: Rodolphe Devillers, National Research Institute for Sustainable Development, France
Partners: Shehu Akintola, Lagos State University, Nigeria
Esther Nazi Fondo, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Kenya
Katia Frangoudes, University of Western Brittany, France
Georges François Thierry Razanakoto, Center for Economic Studies and Research for Development, Madagascar
Brice Trouillet, United Nations, France
Milena Arias Schreiber, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Nicole Franz, Food and Agriculture Organization, Italy
Alicia Said, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Malta
A. Minerva Arce Ibarra, South Border College, Mexico
María José Barragán Paladines, Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands (CDF), Ecuador
Ratana Chuenpagdee, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Nikita Gaibor, Public Institute for Aquaculture and Fisheries Research, Ecuador
Kungwan Juntarashote, Too Big To Ignore Global, Thailand
Germán Ponce-Díaz, Interdisciplinary Center of Marine Science, Mexico
Lina Saavedra Díaz, Unimagdalena, Colombia
Silvia Salas, Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico
Marc Léopold, IRD, France
Pascal Bach, IRD, France
Jean-Christophe Desconnets, IRD, France
Gilbert David, IRD, France
Kafayat Fakoya, Lagos State University, Nigeria
Lydia Adeleke, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria
Edward Kimani, KMFRI, Kenya
Nina Wambiji, KMFRI, Kenya
Nomenjanahary Rasamiarivony, CERED, Madagascar
Jorge Ramirez, Charles Darwin Foundation, Ecuador
Cesar Viteri, Charles Darwin Foundation, Ecuador
Vesna Kerezi, TBTI Global, Canada
Sponsors: French National Research Agency, France
National Research Alliance for the Environment, France
Future Earth, International/Africa


Full Project Title: Enhancing the Contribution of Small-Scale Fisheries to the Sustainable Development Goal
Full Call Title: Pathways2020


Project Objective: The goal of the project is twofold: i) to create or strengthen national-level communities of practice in SSF in six countries (Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico & Nigeria), including scientists and non-scientists, and ii) to gather and analyze existing knowledge about the interactions between SSF and SDGs in those countries through those networks.

Specific objectives will include:

• Developing nation-wide communities of practice in six selected country case studies;
• Designing generic methods that can capture the interactions between SSF and SDGs,
including selecting indicators for assessing interactions in the selected countries;
• Identifying SSF data sources and data gaps that can inform selected indicators;
• Assessing evidence-informed synergies and trade-offs between SDG indicators in the context
of country-level case studies;
• Identifying relevant pathways for sustainability in different national contexts and providing
recommendations to move forward.
Call Objective: The goal of this CRA is to provide a science base for achieving sustainability goals. The CRA will support 1-2 years of collaborative research networking activities that focus on integrated qualitative and quantitative approaches to develop Earth-system-based transformation pathways for sustainable development.


Regions: Africa, North America, South America
Countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Nigeria


Duration: 24 months
Call Date: 2020
Project Award Date: 2021