November 9, 2017


Gender in Aquaculture & Fisheries in India

Special Symposium at the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, Kochi, Kerala, India

21-24 November, 2017

The Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries in India (GAF-India) will be held as part of the 11th Indian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, the premier event of the Asian Fisheries Society Indian Branch. India has a vibrant fisheries sector ranging from the very traditional to the large scale, with diverse value chains and with varying contributions of women and men to the sector. Women and gender studies grounded in Indian fisheries and aquaculture experiences have contributed significantly to global knowledge. A more intensive examination of Indian issues will have wide-ranging benefits in India, regionally and globally. The GAF-India event will engage with the themes of the IFAF, and suggest future priorities arising from its own gender themes. The format of the symposium will be organised under various topics, with each having oral and poster presentations.

In conjunction with GAF-India, an International Workshop on Challenges in the Implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on Small Scale Fisheries (SSFVG) of FAO in South Asia will be held. With the new Guidelines approved, the real challenges for the small scale fisheries sector now lie in how effectively the Guidelines can be implemented and ways and means to sensitize all stakeholders in the fisheries sector towards its overall goals. This one day workshop during GAF-India will bring this challenge into focus through experiential presentations from selected countries.

Those intending to present and/or attend GAF-India should register through the main 11IFAF system (