February 13, 2018

IIFET-2018

IIFET-2018 – Bringing Gender Discourse into Fisheries Economics and Trade: New Challenges and Opportunities

Fish supply chains are characterised by many work, ownership and power relations that are segregated along gender lines. Despite the fact that women perform important activities all along the fisheries and aquaculture value chains, gendered economic analyses have been almost totally missing in economics research relevant to fish production, governance, markets and trade. What improvements in research and policy advice would arise if gender was incorporated into fisheries economics?

Woman mending aquaculture cage net, Lake Volta, Ghana.

The International Institute for Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) is highlighting gender in its economics and trade research themes by encouraging the presentation and discussion of rigorous research that is quantitative and based on sound economic and gender theory and methodologies.

The Special Session – Bringing Gender Discourse into Fisheries Economics and Trade: New Challenges and Opportunities – will be held at the 2018 Conference of IIFET, July 16-20, 2018, Seattle, USA.

Here is some important information on the Special Session which will comprise mainly contributed papers and presentations. Abstracts are due by 14 February 2018, and, for those presenters wishing to compete for the Rosemary Firth Best Paper Prize, an advance paper by the 4th of April 2018. Full details are given below and on the IIFET website.