GAF-India Prizes and Launch of GAF Section at 11IFAF

GAF-India was held in Kochi, Kerala, India from 21-24 November 2017. Previously, the prize winners of the M.C. Nandeesha Photo Competition were announced (link). Now we are happy to announce the student prize winners for GAF-India presentations and posters, and the winner of the first Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch Prof. M.C. Nandeesha Gender Justice and Read more about GAF-India Prizes and Launch of GAF Section at 11IFAF[…]

Report from the Thematic Symposium on Gender and Fisheries @ World Women’s Congress

On 1 August, at the 13th World Women’s Congress, held in Florianopolis, Brazil, Maria do Rosário de Fátima Andrade Leitão and Maria Helena Santana Cruz coordinated the Gender and Fisheries Thematic Symposium. Researchers at the Symposium  presented studies about Brazilian women in fishery activities, plus a  contribution on women in fisheries in Mexico. The report Read more about Report from the Thematic Symposium on Gender and Fisheries @ World Women’s Congress[…]

Securing women’s fishing rights: a look at 5 South American coastal communities

Rights1,2 and rights-based management (RBM) 3 have long been fundamental concepts examined in theory and practice in the search for sustainable and socially just fisheries management. However, few studies have engaged this discourse on the practical issue of women’s rights in fisheries. One exception is a study presented at the North American Association for Fisheries Read more about Securing women’s fishing rights: a look at 5 South American coastal communities[…]

Sustainable Development Goal 5 and fisheries

The May 2017 issue of Yemaya, the gender in fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, is now out. This issue is full of stimulating and diverse articles from around the world – Mexico, India, Fiji and more, many with a focus on the implications of Sustainable Development Goal #5 on gender Read more about Sustainable Development Goal 5 and fisheries[…]

Yemaya: gender equality in small-scale fisheries is a struggle at two levels

The first 2017 issue of Yemaya, the gender and fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), recognizes that implementing the gender equality provisions of the Voluntary Guidelines on Small Scale Fisheries is a struggle at two levels. The first struggle is in the household and community, and the second is the level Read more about Yemaya: gender equality in small-scale fisheries is a struggle at two levels[…]

Broadening perspectives on markets, relationships and benefits in seafood trade: The role of Zanzibari women in small-scale fisheries

By Elizabeth Drury O’Neill and Beatrice Crona E-mail: elizabeth.druryoneill@su.se Market structures of small-scale “economically developing” country fisheries (SSF) have remained relatively under-examined in the academic literature and the work done has focused primarily on relations between fishers and traders. However, most studies have focused only on economic transactions and this has likely skewed our understanding of the Read more about Broadening perspectives on markets, relationships and benefits in seafood trade: The role of Zanzibari women in small-scale fisheries[…]

WSI the new association for women in the seafood industry will be at the Icelandic Fisheries Fair

WSI Press release, Paris, Tuesday 24 January 2017 WSI, an international association for Women in the Seafood Industry was created in December 2016 by specialists at the cross-road between the seafood industry and gender issues. WSI’s goals are to highlight women’s contribution to the seafood industry, to raise awareness of gender issues within this industry and to promote Read more about WSI the new association for women in the seafood industry will be at the Icelandic Fisheries Fair[…]

4th Anniversary of Dr M.C. Nandeesha

Dr. Mudnakudu C. Nandeesha (1957-2012), who instigated many women/gender in aquaculture and fisheries initiatives, passed away on 27 December 2012. On the 4th anniversary of his passing, we pause to remember him and acknowledge his contributions on many fronts, including on gender awareness and action. Dr Nandeeshabegan his work in aquaculture research and development in Karnataka Read more about 4th Anniversary of Dr M.C. Nandeesha[…]

FAO: Promoting women’s empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture

By Jennifer Gee, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO FAO has released a publication, “Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture”, prepared jointly by the Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division and the Fisheries Department within FAO. The publication provides an overview of current gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the fisheries and Read more about FAO: Promoting women’s empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture[…]

Learning from forestry and landuse: Good practices for women’s inclusion

In 2013, a group of organisation, led by WOCAN (Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management) produced a very useful distillation of good practices for including women in key climate change mitigation programs, especially REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Most of the good advice in the “Scoping study of Read more about Learning from forestry and landuse: Good practices for women’s inclusion[…]