Blue finance guidance notes: Insurance for small-scale fisheries
This “insurance for small-scale fisheries” brochure is one of the Blue Finance guidance notes, prepared under FAO’s Blue Growth Initiative. Other brochures in the Blue Finance guidance notes series cover subjects such as insurance for small-scale fisheries and aquaculture, blue bonds, blended finance and innovative investment approaches. The Blue Finance guidance notes aim to provide governmental, non-governmental, private and public stakeholders with information, resources and concrete pathways for obtaining finance to support blue growth transitions at local, national, regional and global scales.
This brochure describes why insurance is important for the sustainable development and management of small-scale fisheries. It discusses the benefits and challenges of insurance, as well as options for insurance provision to small-scale fishers and what insurance for small-scale fisheries looks like. Traditional and alternative models for small-scale fisheries insurance are presented and the brochure gives ideas for creating an enabling environment for insuring small-scale fishers. Information on recent FAO publications that support fisheries insurance is included as well.
Available also in French
- Resource type Technical Note
- Year of Publication2020
- Keywords Insurance, Small-scale fisheries (SSF)
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