WHAT WE BELIEVE IN
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. 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. To advocate for the advancement of women within the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. And to promote the establishment of local networks of individuals and organizations involved in 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
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lATEST NEWS AND STORIES
Read the latest E-Newsletter of the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section (GAFS) of the Asian Fisheries Society, our second COVID-19 era edition.
Rocking the boat: resistance to marine conservation policies along lines of ethnicity, class and gender in the Wakatobi National Park, Indonesia
Local Sama-Bajau do not passively accept the conservation regulations imposed upon their communities. Instead, they continue to access marine and coastal resources for their culture and livelihoods in ways that they consider to be morally fair. Despite much ‘women’s work’ being made illegal by the protected area, and social stigmatization, the women are important providers and contributors to household livelihoods.
This webinar – “Women Work in Fisheries, Too!” – on gender and labor in fisheries will be conducted to increase awareness and recommend cooperative actions that are necessary in having a gender and social inclusive approach to address labor issues in the fisheries sector.
by Madu Galappaththi. Dried fish is considered a ‘hidden’ sub-sector within small-scale fisheries, and is particularly important in Asia and Africa. Women make up a significant portion of the workforce in this sub-sector. A new framework may reveal a thick description of gender relations.
By Sreeja Lakshmi. Career development and promotion for Indian women in science are important issues. Barriers to successful entry and re-entry to science or a sustainable move of a women researcher can be accomplished by providing more fellowships and funding programs for women – in other words, targeted affirmative action.
Read the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section’s statement of support for the Shanghai Declaration: Aquaculture for Food and Sustainable Development.
By Meryl J Williams Released in May 2021, The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Economics is an essential text on feminist economics. It will be of interest to those researchers working on gender in aquaculture and fisheries who have noted with frustration the almost total lack of gender in fisheries and aquaculture economics and, more specifically, feminist fisheries (and aquaculture) economics.
By Kiley Price. Women are the unseen backbone of seafood supply chains, supporting local food security and ensuring that fish are processed and packaged for sale at regional and national markets. A recent paper by authors from Conservation International highlights how systemic discrimination and a lack of representation and recognition in the seafood industry worldwide makes women more vulnerable to abuse.
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.