World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers (WFF) is an international organisation that brings together small scale fisher organization for the establishment and upholding of fundamental human rights, social justice and culture of artisanal /small scale fish harvesters and fish workers, affirming the sea as source of all life and committing themselves to sustain fisheries and aquatic resources for the present and future generations to protect their livelihoods.


A world, in which the voices of small scale fishers are heard, their rights recognized and respected, and their livelihoods guaranteed


To empower small scale fishers’ organisations to influence both national and international policies that affect their rights of access, use and control, and sustainability of the fisheries resources for improved livelihoods.


The objectives of the World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fish Workers are:

  1. To protect, defend, and strengthen the economic viability and quality of life for fish harvesters, fish workers and the communities that depend on the fishery resources for their livelihood.
  2. To create an understanding of the resource as a common heritage of humanity and, through sustainable fishing practices, conservation, and regeneration of the marine and inland resources and ecosystems, ensure that it is passed on to future generations.
  3. To promote a legal regime that will ensure the rights of fishing communities under local, national, regional and international jurisdiction through advocacy and awareness creation.
  4. Promote food security both locally and worldwide through sustaining fish stocks for the future, and by reserving fish for human food.
  5. Promote equitable representation of fish-harvesters and fish workers' organizations in all appropriate international and regional for, and advocate for their recognition.-

Core values

  1. Transparency
  2. Participation
  3. Accountability
  4. Gender equity

To apply for membership, please contact:
WFF thematic areas
Annex vii    :    WFF Thematic Areas

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Our Partners

Kenya National Fisherfolk Association (KENAFA)Cooperativa de Pescadores de Tarcoles, R.L. (COOPETARCOLES R.L.)partnerEnvironmental Management and Economic Development Organization (EMEDO)Federación Nicaragüense de Pescadores Artesanales, R.L. (FENICPESCA)National Coordinating Organization for Farmer Association (NACOFAG)National Association of Small Boat Owners (NASBO)Consorcio por la mar R.L.


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