WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
equitable effective interaction
To promote equitable effective interaction and cooperation among scientists/academics, technicians, fisheries officers and non-governmental organization experts involved in issues related to gender in fisheries and aquaculture with the objective of advancing research and practice in Asia-Pacific and other regions of the world. The aim is to welcome and facilitate research activity, sharing of information and publication of research results
To give greater visibility to and increase awareness of the importance of incorporating gender and more particularly women in fisheries and aquaculture interventions and to contribute to the development of these issues within these sectors. The action could include advocating for including gender issues within international programs and organizations
advancement of women
To advocate for the advancement of women within the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, including lobbying for gender issues within national and international bodies, collaborating with national and international organizations and any other measures as appropriate
establishment of local networks
To promote the establishment of local networks of individuals (scientists, technicians, practitioners, managers and others) and organizations involved in (or linked to) gender issues in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors and to collaborate and cooperate with other networks and civil society organizations with similar objectives.
Genderaquafish.org, is devoted to the exchange of information on gender in aquaculture and fisheries from all parts of the world. Supported by the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS) of the Asian Fisheries Society, , it welcomes contributions, links and comments, from researchers and other experts with professional interests in furthering gender research in aquaculture and fisheries development. We have a world-wide interest in what is happening on gender in aquaculture and fisheries. Any views expressed on the website are the personal views of the authors of individual articles and do not represent the views of the Asian Fisheries Society or any other organization. Genderaquafish.org was established in 27 September 2010 specifically to serve as the 2011 3rd Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries. Soon, however, we began using it to also post news of new research, studies and events, and gradually added some additional materials of background interest to readers. The website was redeveloped in 2017/2018
Meryl J WILLIAMS
Kafayat Adetoun FAKOYA
Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit
Alice Joan FERRER
lATEST NEWS AND STORIES
In preparation for GAF8 the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society (GAFS) joined with the CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) led by WorldFish and the CGIAR GENDER Platform to make 4 awards to support the preparation and publication of quality, open access, research articles. We are proud to announce the winners.
Roles of women in the purchasing node of the value chain of tuna in Vietnam: Case study of Binh Dinh province
By Rachel Sundar Raj
Vietnam has seen its economy undergo many drastic changes during the past 40 years, going from a centrally planned economy to a market-driven one. Since the transition to a market-driven economy, many studies on the economics of commodities have been conducted but this story reports on the first study of women in the purchasing node of tuna.
By Ms Jee Grace B. Suyo, Virginie Le Masson, Louise Shaxson, Maria Rovilla J. Luhan, Anicia Q. Hurtado
Seaweed farming is an important livelihood source for tens of thousands of families in the Southeast Asia. Using a gendered analysis in the Philippines, this story reveals essential gender aspects of production and risk mitigation strategies.
The 8th Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF8) was to have been held in April 2021 but, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is postponed to a later date (to be advised). In preparation for GAF8 the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society (GAFS) is joining with Read more about Awards to support publishing your GAF journal article[…]
Substantive Equality: A useable framework for assessing human rights, allocation, and more in fisheries
By Victoria Jollands* Are you confused about what it means to talk about “equality” or “gender equality”? In this current socially enlightened age when equality and inclusion are commonly routine words in strategies, conventions, goals and other high-level pronouncements, everyone from graphic designers to legal scholars seems to be having a go at explaining what Read more about Substantive Equality: A useable framework for assessing human rights, allocation, and more in fisheries[…]
By Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit* The recently completed project, USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans: 2015-2020) had human welfare and gender (HWGE) in fisheries as one of its workstreams, along with technology development for an electronic Catch Documentation and Traceability system (eCDT), Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM), Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Regional Collaboration. USAID Read more about USAID Oceans Gender Activities[…]
We are pleased to release the latest annual E-Newsletter of the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS) of the Asian Fisheries Society. The E-Newsletter Editor, Surendran Rajaratnam pointed out that as he wrote his introduction, “people around the world have already endured weeks of social and economic restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Read more about Issue #2 of the Gender Section e-Newsletter released[…]
By Natalie Makhoul, PEUMP* In the Pacific, the ocean is home. It connects social and cultural life, while providing key resources such as food and economic benefits, as well as connecting infrastructure and leisure opportunities. The Pacific’s richness in culturally enshrined lifestyles, its vast diversity of Polynesian, Micronesian and Melanesian traditions and its co-existence with Read more about Marine science meets social science – a gender and human rights focus in the Pacific[…]
By Kate Bevitt* Gender experts from across the globe have sought out scarce sets of sex-disaggregated data for the Illuminating Hidden Harvests initiative, ensuring that both women’s and men’s contributions to small-scale fisheries are seen. Just as data tells stories, so too does missing data. “In fisheries, the lack of sex-disaggregated data is a story Read more about The story behind collecting the data on women in global study on small-scale fisheries[…]
By Marysia Szymkowiak* and Melissa Rhodes-Reese* Despite evidence of women’s contribution to the sustainability of fisheries worldwide, their roles in fisheries remain poorly understood and most often unrecognized altogether. The main hurdle in assessing women’s contribution is the lack of gender disaggregated data in fisheries, a well understood and nearly universal impediment to understanding women’s Read more about Addressing the gender data gap and illuminating women’s participation in fisheries[…]