Gleaning

Gleaning is a fishing method used in shallow coastal, estuarine and freshwaters waters or in habitats exposed during low tide.  Other terms may be used for this type of fishing, especially “gathering” and “collecting.”1 Both women and men glean, but in many countries and regions gleaning is mostly done by women and children2,3. Gleaners walk Read more about Gleaning[…]

Reflections on gleaning

By Margaret (Nonas) Kunkel, Masters Student, Asian Studies, Murdoch University, Australia. E-mail: mnonas@iinet.net.au Also see our overview of gleaning and gender: Discover Gleaning The Philippines is one of Southeast Asia’s many diverse cultural regions, and together with other Asian nations is in an area that has gone through tremendous changes, economic, social and environmental. Changes which Read more about Reflections on gleaning[…]

Coral Gleaning in Lido Village, Papua New Guinea

By Aung Si University of Melbourne, Australia, e-mail: aung.si@unimelb.edu.au The women of Lido Village, on the north coast of Papua New Guinea, have traditionally made an important contribution to their families’ protein intake by gleaning for marine invertebrates and small fish off exposed reef flats at low tide. Unlike their counterparts in many Pacific communities, Read more about Coral Gleaning in Lido Village, Papua New Guinea[…]

Women Divers

Diving refers broadly to the act of swimming underwater. Both women and men dive to catch seafood. In a few locales, women are the main divers. On Jeju Island (Korea), diving is even considered women’s work.1 Examples of women divers around the globe are the Haenyo or “woman of the sea” of Korea,1 the women Read more about Women Divers[…]

Gender and small-scale fisheries in the central Philippines

In earlier posts on this site, we highlighted papers arising from the work of Danika Kleiber and her colleagues on gender in the Northern Bohol section of the Danajon Bank in the Central Philippines and on a global overview of gender in small scale fisheries. With pleasure, we draw your attention to Danika’s doctoral thesis, recently Read more about Gender and small-scale fisheries in the central Philippines[…]

Report recommends integrating fish into food security and nutrition

A new report, Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture for Food Security and Nutrition, has provided probably “the most comprehensive recent attempt to review and synthesize the current knowledge” said Dr Christophe Béné. Dr Béné, of the Institute of Development Studies, chaired the team of the High Level Panel of Experts (HLPE) on Food Security and Nutrition of Read more about Report recommends integrating fish into food security and nutrition[…]

Philippines reef study shows the importance of defining “fishing”

Danika Kleiber and her co-authors have made a welcome contribution to the information on total fisheries harvest and the often un-recorded harvests of women and men, especially by reef gleaning. Working with local communities who live and work on the reefs on Danajon Bank, Bohol Province Central Philippines,  and 4 Cebuano-speaking research assistants (see photo), they Read more about Philippines reef study shows the importance of defining “fishing”[…]