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[…]

Diversifying options for women in Indian brackishwater fisheries

In coastal communities in India, fisheries and aquaculture can provide women and men  with many opportunities for work and livelihood. In Tamil Nadu state, the Central Institute for Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) has long worked on the ground and out in the villages to improve those opportunities with science and people-based projects. Recently, CIBA published two Read more about Diversifying options for women in Indian brackishwater fisheries[…]

OPINION: Boosting women in seafood and ending gender inequality

A call to the seafood community: time for commitment and change is now! By Marie Christine Monfort, Natalia Briceno-Lagos, Meryl Williams, Jayne Gallagher, Leonie Noble, Editrudith Lukanga,  Tamara Espiñeira, Marja Bekendam and Katia Frangoudes In honor of International Women’s Day 2019, this Opinion also appeared on the following sites: AKTEA, Blog Activ EU, Industrias Pesqueras (Spanish), International Collective in Support of FishWorkers (ICSF), Fisheries Read more about OPINION: Boosting women in seafood and ending gender inequality[…]

Using Intersectionality to Address Women’s Problems in Fisheries

USING INTERSECTIONALITY TO ADDRESS WOMEN’S PROBLEMS IN FISHERIES 18 October | Bangkok: Women in fishing communities all over the world face similar problems and over 120 delegates will gather today at a special workshop to collectively try to address them. The special workshop, ‘Using intersectionality in research on gender in aquaculture and fisheries’, is part Read more about Using Intersectionality to Address Women’s Problems in Fisheries[…]

Empowering, counting and hearing women: GAF7 showcases gender equality progress and challenges

By Kate Bevitt Emerging research methods and unique technologies that empower and benefit women, alongside women fishworkers’ organisations around the world, are helping to close the gender gap in fisheries and aquaculture. But more still needs to be done to ensure that women are heard, counted and empowered in local to international policy and decision-making Read more about Empowering, counting and hearing women: GAF7 showcases gender equality progress and challenges[…]

From “women do fish” to “women do participate and lead”

Slowly over the last few decades, the number and type of organisations representing the interests of women in fisheries and aquaculture have begun to grow and diversify. Little is written about this welcome growth of activity and so the new FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Circular by Enrique Alonso-Población and Susana Siar (Link) “Women’s participation and Read more about From “women do fish” to “women do participate and lead”[…]

Women in aquaculture and fisheries at World Aquaculture 2015, Jeju, Korea

These reports on the Women in Aquaculture and Fishery Session at WA2015, held at the ICC Jeju, Korea, 27 May 2015, have been written by Jin Yeong Kim, Bibha Kumari and Jenny Cobcroft. Thanks also to Aquaculture without Frontiers (AwF) Women’s Network, World Aquaculture Society, Roy Palmer and all the presenters. Women in Aquaculture and Fisheries Read more about Women in aquaculture and fisheries at World Aquaculture 2015, Jeju, Korea[…]

Women-led fish farming improves life for families in Yapacani, Bolivia

The Fish for Life project, initiated by experts from Canada, Brazil and Bolivia, and carried out with families in Yapacani, Bolivia, has succeeded in expanding the farming families’ diversity of food and farming options – previously based on single crop rice farming – by successfully introducing women-led fish farming. The comprehensive development project, complete with pilot Read more about Women-led fish farming improves life for families in Yapacani, Bolivia[…]

Goulburn Island Women’s Insights and Preferences on Climate Change and Aquaculture

In northern Australia, Lisa Petheram, Ann Fleming, Natasha Stacey and Anne Perry reported the results of a first study in Wurruwi community on South Goulburn Island (Northern Territory, Australia) people’s, especially women’s, perceptions and preferences on marine resource use and climate change. The report describes the local communitys’ modern history up to the 2011 establishment Read more about Goulburn Island Women’s Insights and Preferences on Climate Change and Aquaculture[…]

Not as Famous as their Bollywood Sisters: Women in Fish Marketing in Maharashtra State

Maharashtra State in India is famous for many things, especially as the home of Bollywood movies with its famous female and male stars. Now, two new studies on women fish vendors in Maharashtra shine small but important spotlights on the women fish vendors of its diverse fish markets. They may not be as famous as Read more about Not as Famous as their Bollywood Sisters: Women in Fish Marketing in Maharashtra State[…]