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”[…]

Celebrating the artworks of school children

Take a moment to browse this delightful book that celebrates the imagination, perceptions and vision of junior and senior high school students from Thailand who, during GAF6 in August 2016 in Bangkok, were asked to paint their impressions of “The role of women and youth in aquaculture development or sustainable fisheries management,” or “The impact Read more about Celebrating the artworks of school children[…]

A gendered approach to nutrition-sensitive homestead pond polyculture

A recent paper: “Homestead pond polyculture can improve access to nutritious small fish” published in the journal Food Security1 investigates an aquaculture production system in Bangladesh which is tailored towards improving nutrition and is accessible to and can be managed by women. In Bangladesh, and many parts of rural south Asia, women’s movements outside the homestead Read more about A gendered approach to nutrition-sensitive homestead pond polyculture[…]

“Father teaches son fishing and living without violence”

Studies on masculinity and gender issues, and particularly on domestic violence in fishing communities, are rare in fisheries research literature which tends, rather, to focus on technical, biological, economic and governance aspects of the industry and the people in it. In some cases, social and health groups reach out to people in fishing communities in Read more about “Father teaches son fishing and living without violence”[…]

A welcome new FAO gender Handbook to support the Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines

A very welcome addition to the technical support for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication – a handbook –  has just been released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  Called “Towards gender-equitable small-scale fisheries governance and development“, Read more about A welcome new FAO gender Handbook to support the Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines[…]

ICSF releases latest issue of Yemaya, women-in-fisheries newsletter

The International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has released the latest issue of “Yemaya”, the unique newsletter that focuses on issues relating to gender and women in fisheries all around the world. The current issue, Yemaya No. 35, dated November 2010, is available for free download at http://www.icsf.net/SU/Yem/EN/35 The issue features articles from Ecuador, Read more about ICSF releases latest issue of Yemaya, women-in-fisheries newsletter[…]

SPC Women in Fisheries Info Bull 2010 now out

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community has just released its latest Women in Fisheries Information Bulleting (WIF21). Read the Bulletin at: http://www.spc.int/DigitalLibrary/Doc/FAME/InfoBull/WIF/21/WIF21.pdf Articles in this edition 1. Gender and seaweed farming on Wagina Island, Choiseul Province in Solomon Islands. By M. Kronen et al 2. The historical development of seaweed farming, including roles of men Read more about SPC Women in Fisheries Info Bull 2010 now out[…]