Women’s and men’s contributions are both critical to the success of aquaculture and fisheries. Statistics on the growing interest being shown in this website since its creation over two years ago (in September 2010) indicate that more people are taking an interest in research and development insights on gender in aquaculture and fisheries.
In 2012, the number of user visits to our website, Genderaquafish.org, grew from nearly nine thousand in 2011 to almost 15 thousand – a growth of 67%. Most pleasingly, you, the users, came from all over the planet. To be precise, visitors came from 154 countries and territories. Our top 5 countries, in order of hits, were: India, USA, Philippines, UK and Malaysia, with Asia the top region (find your country/territory in the detailed statistical download: 2013-01-01 Months and Years).
Table of Visits by User Country/Territory (from 25 February to 31 December 2012)
One of the reasons for the increased visitor traffic has been the new research and policy material uploaded (thanks to many active participants who have provided much of the material) and an active year of gender in aquaculture and fisheries (GAF) events that we reported.
Here are links reports from some of the featured 2012 GAF events and milestones.
(a) Digital copy of AFS Indian Branch 1990 Women in Fisheries Workshop https://www.genderaquafish.org/special-release-proceedings-1990-india-women-fisheries-workshop/ (we have 3 more ‘historical’ docs from the 90s in train at present – watch for them this year)
(b) GAF3 Special Issue of Asian Fisheries Science journal https://www.genderaquafish.org/asian-fisheries-science-25s-special-issue-2012/
(c) Report of the 2011 FAO Special Workshop on GAF published https://genderaquafish.org/events/fao-special-workshop-2011/
(d) Chapter on women in aquaculture in the 2010 FAO Global Conference on Aquaculture proceedings released: (https://www.genderaquafish.org/2012/05/24/enhancing-global-aquaculture-opportunities-women/)
(e) February 2012 meeting of the ASEM Aquaculture Platform gender element (WP7) https://www.genderaquafish.org/2012/04/20/malaysian-workshop-upgrades-knowledge-develops-plans-gender-equity-asian-aquaculture/
(f) June 2012 meeting of the Mekong Network in Gender in Fisheries (their 13th Annual Meeting) – see report: https://genderaquafish.org/2012/06/30/in-for-the-long-haul/
(g) Report of the July 2012 IIFET Gender in Fish Value Chains sessions http://www.genderaquafish.org/2012/11/29/overcoming-gender-inequalities-fish-supply-chains/
(h) Report of September 2012 Philippines WINFISH conference https://www.genderaquafish.org/2012/10/20/philippine-conference-women-fishers-great-success/
(i) Release of the 2012 World Bank/FAO/WorldFish Center study “Hidden Harvest” on employment in small scale fisheries, including gender disaggregated data: https://www.genderaquafish.org/2012/09/17/women-hold-47-fisheries-sky/
With GAF4 in the planning, and many more gender and fisheries events planned, we look forward to a productive year with even further growth in interest in gender in aquaculture and fisheries.
We welcome first hand news of gender in aquaculture and fisheries and related events, and information on your publications, achievements and views. Please keep them coming in!