National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) involved building of VG-SSF document since Bangkok conference organised by FAO on Securing Sustainable Fisheries, 13 - 17 October 2008. Local report was prepared after consulting Fisher communities in main coastal and inland fisheries areas and conducted 3separate meetings with Coastal fishers, Fisher women and Inland fishers before finalise and submission of the local report to the FAO and Sri Lanka government on 2011.
Awareness raising campaigns were conducted among fisheries communities throughout the country during the journey to ratify by FAO in 2014 and translated the english document in to Singhala and Tamil languages.
We conducted a educational workshop From 10 to 13 August with the objectives of give a thorough knowledge on VG SSF to our district level activits to convey the message effectively to grassroots level community, and also the team drafted a hand book for the VG SSF during the 4 day program.
NAFSO hoping to publish the hand book after finalising within few weeks.