Tips Archive

  • When viewing the data within the table you may have it sorted in multiple ways such as: Record Type, Content Summary, Edited Date, or Relevance. Choose how you would like to view your data by selecting one of the column titles found at the top of the table
  • See more results! Thousands of records exist within ISSF though the table only shows ten per page. You may change this to show 25, 50, or even all records on one page.
  • Know exactly what you are looking for in ISSF but cannot find it? Used our Advanced Search engine found at the bottom of the map to get the results you need.
  • Want to learn more about the research being conducted by Too Big To Ignore? Select the “Too Big To Ignore” icon found at the top right of the page.
  • Make an account and access more! Simply select the “sign up” link at the top of the page to make your account and gain more access.
  • Share you knowledge! Become an ISSF contributor by selecting the “contribute” button found at the top of the page.
  • Find out more about fellow ISSF contributors through our “Who’s Who” column featured below. Put names to faces and learn more about others research goals.
  • Understand small-scale fisheries from a regional level! Check out our State-of-the-Art Regional Reports found at the bottom of the page.
  • Having trouble getting started? See our basic (http://tinyurl.com/obhxk6r) and advanced (http://tinyurl.com/oqwdnh2) tutorial to receive a guided tour. Or check out our tutorial videos below!
  • Get only what you need! You can narrow your results by using the search bar found below. Try key words such as names, places, species, etc.
  • ISSF has gone multi-lingual to increase user accessibility. Use the Google Translate dropdown menu to select a language before exploring ISSF. Discovery of new SSF Profiles and State-of-the-Art in SSF Research is only a click away.
  • Explore different layers! ISSF comes packed with a variety of different layers to enhance your experience. Simply select the layers button found at the bottom left of the map and choose the best layer for you.
  • Get a closer look! Use the + and – buttons found at the top right of the map, double click, or even scroll to zoom in or out a particular location.
  • ISSF uses orange circles to represent clusters of data. Selecting these data clusters will break down the information.
  • It’s easy to use! The ISSF software contains more than 2,000 records, varying from the “Who’s Who in SSF” to “SSF Organizations” and “SSF Profiles”. Using the icons on the right of the map users can simply toggle on and off these various filters to suit their needs.
  • Check out our new export feature! ISSF now allows users to export data directly from our records table. Look for our step by step “How To” tutorial to download the data you need.
  • When creating a SSF Profile please be sure to include the country in which the fishery is occurring. For example: “Northeastern Handline & gillnet Fisheries, Brazil”.
  • ISSF now allows users to include photos in their SSF and Who’s Who Profiles! Copy your image from an online image hosting site or upload it to Too Big To Ignore’s gallery. Then paste the image URL into the proper field when submitting your information.
  • ISSF now offers the 20 questions needed to create a SSF Profile in multiple languages! Download the questionnaire as a fillable PDF in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese on the main page.
  • Check out our new SSF Profile Reports! Highlighting important aspects of our SSF Profile collection through charts, tables, and infographics. These reports present a new way to view our world’s small-scale fisheries. See the welcome panel on our main page for more information.
  • SSF Profile Reports are displayed as webpages but may be saved as images and converted to PDFs. To save the page as an image you will need to take a screenshot but in order to capture the entire screen you may require a specific app for your browser.
  • ISSF now allows users to include photos in their SSF & Who’s Who profiles! Add an image to your profile by simply copying and pasting the image URL into the proper field when submitting your profile.
  • ISSF now offers the questionnaire needed to create a SSF Profile in multiple languages! Download the questionnaire as a fillable pdf in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese on the main page.
  • Check out our new SSF Profile Reports! These reports highlight important aspects of our SSF Profile collection through charts, tables, and infographics. These reports present a new way to view our world’s small-scale fisheries.
  • SSF Reports are displayed as html webpages, but may be saved onto your PC by taking a screen shot of the full page and saving it as an image.
  • ISSF now allows users to visualize SSF profiles though the use of visual geometry known. Once you have opened a SSF Profile click on the ‘Compare Profiles’ button found on the right to access this feature.
  • When creating a SSF Profile, please be sure to include the country in which the fishery is occurring. For example: “Northeastern Handline & Gillnet Fisheries, Brazil”.
  • Visualize and compare country statistics by clicking the "Country Statistics" icon found at the bottom right corner of the map!
  • Check out our new choropleth map layer! Activate this by clicking the country statistics button found on the bottom of the map.