‘ICT4Fisheries in Practice’


Date: 7 – 10 October 2019
Venue: Protea Hotel, Breakwater Lodge, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa


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We regret that attendance space is limited. However, the conference proceedings on 7 and 8 October will be streamed online and we invite interested stakeholders to participate in the conference discussions via webinar. Please follow the link below to register for the online webinar:

REGISTER – #ICT4Fisheries2019 Online Webinar – 8 and 9 October 2019

Further information

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Information and Communication Technologies for Fisheries (ICT4Fisheries) in the context of small-scale fisheries promote the use of technology in the form of internet-based systems, mobile apps or satellite and radio-based platforms to address social, ecological and economic challenges within the sector. From maritime safety to accessing market opportunities, Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have started to contribute to the improved well-being of fisher communities globally and have the potential to further advance the small-scale fisheries sector. However, as the use of digital technology in fisheries gains traction worldwide, it is pertinent to ensure that ICT4Fisheries are implemented in a participatory, inclusive way that is transformative and contributes towards the implementation of the FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Povery Eradiation (SSF Guidelines). In addition, deep reflection on the utilisation of ICT4Fisheries, with organisations implementing digital technologies, is needed to enable a timely, shared learning experience and extract emerging lessons within a community of practice.

To this end, ABALOBI and BLUE VENTURES will host an international workshop entitled ICT4Fisheries in Practice. On behalf of the workshop organisers, we are pleased to invite you to participate in the conference to be held from 7 to 10 October 2019 at the Protea Hotel, Breakwater Lodge, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.


Protea Hotel, Breakwater Lodge, Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa


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Sunday 6 October 2019

10h30 onwards: Registration at the City Lodge, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Please note that this registration venue differs from that of the conference venue

Monday 7 October 2019

08h30 – 09h15: Registration (Continued) at the City Lodge, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town (PLEASE NOTE VENUE)

09h15 – 10h00: Depart V&A Waterfront district to Kalk Bay Harbour

10h00 – 10h15: Introductions and overview of the day

10h15 – 12h00: Small-Scale Fishers and Application of ICTs:

  • Brief explanation of Kalk Bay Fishery
  • Demonstration of technology
  • Q&As

12h00 – 13h00: Lunch

13h30 – 15h00: ABALOBI Container, Marketplace and Technology

15h00 – 15h45: Debrief and return to V&A Waterfront