Reducing the Gender Gap for Women in Aquaculture in India through Targeted Affirmative Action

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.

Women Holding Hands

Feminist economics: New book gives comprehensive and up to date overview

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.

Women Fish Processing Activities

In fishing industry, women face hidden hardships: study

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.

Announcing the winners of the GAF Journal Article Support Awards

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.

Bringing to light women’s participation in the seaweed industry

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.

Three reports on GAF7 outcomes

Three new reports have been released on the 7th Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF7), held in Bangkok 18-21 October 2018. These all present different types of important reportage on GAF7 and, from their different perspectives, help fill out the detail on the event. In addition, a number of presentations from GAF7 Read more about Three reports on GAF7 outcomes[…]

Inclusive management and coastal/ocean sustainability

All actors are needed to reach the goal but especially women are a key starting point By Maricela de la Torre-Castro, Stockholm University maricela (at) In my recent article, I used the concept of inclusive management to represent “any management strategy that consciously and explicitly considers gender and the whole diversity of actors” dealing Read more about Inclusive management and coastal/ocean sustainability[…]

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 Read more about Issue #1 of the Gender Section e-Newsletter launched![…]