Empower and Support Coastal People


(i) strengthen the ability of local coastal communities, Indigenous peoples and small-scale fishers and fishworkers, especially women and youth, to conserve biodiversity, safeguard food security, build climate resilience and eradicate poverty.

Priority actions

In compliance with their free, prior and informed consent, ensure full and effective participation in the governance and management of biodiversity and natural resources.

Promote food security and poverty eradication through the immediate implementation of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Small-Scale Fisheries.

Recognize, protect and secure legitimate tenure rights to marine resources important for livelihoods and sociocultural wellbeing.

Recognize the critical importance of ancestral, Indigenous and local knowledge and ensure it is incorporated in decision-making.