The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) is a non-profit international NGO which originates back in 1986. Within the framework of a human rights-based approach, the ICSF emerged in response to the demands of fishworker organisations in developing countries to have a support organization at the international level to defend their artisanal fishing areas and their right to life and livelihood. Founded in India and presently registered in Geneva and India (ICSF Trust), the ICSF has been working for more than 30 years to influence several international instruments in fisheries from the perspective of equitable, sustainable and gender-just fisheries.

Our collaboration:  The ICSF works towards the establishment of equitable, gender-just, self-reliant and sustainable fisheries, particularly in the small-scale, artisanal sector. The ICSF’s overall aim is to promote sustainable, responsible, equitable and “gender-just” small-scale fisheries, in the context of the SSF Guidelines and other relevant processes, such as Agenda 2030. This aim focuses particularly on poverty eradication and food security of the vulnerable and marginalized groups in the Global South. SwedBios support is directed towards ICSF´s communication work, such as the ICSF website, publication of SAMUDRA Report, the Yemaya newsletter on gender and fisheries, SAMUDRA News alerts all week days and other international news of relevance to small-scale fisheries actors.