FLC will be coordinating with Sidley Austin LLP to facilitate the provision of pro bono legal services for small-scale fisheries (SSFs) in Africa and Asia. Sidley Austin launched the Africa-Asia Agricultural Enterprise Program in 2012 to offer free legal assistance to small- and medium-sized agriculture-and aquaculture-related enterprises and smaller development NGOs in Africa and Asia, specifically enterprises that benefit poor farmers and fisherfolk. FLC intends to focus its efforts on enabling access to legal services for small-scale fisheries, and on liaising between Sidley and potential beneficiaries of the Africa-Asia Agricultural Enterprise Program. Beneficiaries will receive advice on issues ranging from establishing new seafood plants or developing new cooperatives or corporations to financing, intellectual property, and international trade matters. For more information, please click here.