Issue #1 of the Gender Section e-Newsletter launched!

We are delighted to introduce the first annual e-Newsletter of the Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society. Officially launched during the Opening Session of the 12 Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum of the Asian Fisheries Society in Iloilo, Philippines, the Newsletter introduces the Section, its membership and Executive Committee, news of our recent Conference, “Expanding the Horizons” Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries 2018″ (GAF7), plus news of other gender research in fisheries.

Dr J.K. Jena, President of the Asian Fisheries Society, officially launches the first Gender Section e-Newsletter on 9th April during the Opening Session of the 12th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum, Iloilo, Philippines. Photo (L): Dr V.S. Basheer.

You can view and download the e-Newsletter here: link.

The e-Newsletter Editor, Surendran Rajaratnam, said: “I hope you enjoy reading the newsletter as much as I enjoyed putting it together. In this newsletter, we provide a summary of GAF7 and an overview of the exciting events that took place in 2018 as well as those coming up in 2019 and beyond. We feature an interesting intervention by USAID Oceans, which emphasizes gender equity for sustainable fisheries. We also highlight a blog that examines a range of perspectives and methods employed by researchers and practitioners who participated in GAF7 to enable women’s empowerment and gender equality.”

“In addition, we introduce you to the GAF Section Executive Committee and update you on the section’s membership along with news of its members. As we can cover only some of the incredible work that the section and its members are involved in, we encourage you to check out the list of communication channels on page 15 for links to additional information.”