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Broadening perspectives on markets, relationships and benefits in seafood trade: The role of Zanzibari women in small-scale fisheries

By Elizabeth Drury O’Neill and Beatrice Crona E-mail: elizabeth.druryoneill@su.se Market structures of small-scale “economically developing” country fisheries (SSF) have remained relatively under-examined in the academic literature and the work done has focused primarily on relations between fishers and traders. However, most studies have focused only on economic transactions and this has likely skewed our understanding of the Read more about Broadening perspectives on markets, relationships and benefits in seafood trade: The role of Zanzibari women in small-scale fisheries[…]

WSI the new association for women in the seafood industry will be at the Icelandic Fisheries Fair

WSI Press release, Paris, Tuesday 24 January 2017 WSI, an international association for Women in the Seafood Industry was created in December 2016 by specialists at the cross-road between the seafood industry and gender issues. WSI’s goals are to highlight women’s contribution to the seafood industry, to raise awareness of gender issues within this industry and to promote Read more about WSI the new association for women in the seafood industry will be at the Icelandic Fisheries Fair[…]

4th Anniversary of Dr M.C. Nandeesha

Dr. Mudnakudu C. Nandeesha (1957-2012), who instigated many women/gender in aquaculture and fisheries initiatives, passed away on 27 December 2012. On the 4th anniversary of his passing, we pause to remember him and acknowledge his contributions on many fronts, including on gender awareness and action. Dr Nandeeshabegan his work in aquaculture research and development in Karnataka Read more about 4th Anniversary of Dr M.C. Nandeesha[…]

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FAO: Promoting women’s empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture

By Jennifer Gee, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO FAO has released a publication, “Promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture”, prepared jointly by the Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division and the Fisheries Department within FAO. The publication provides an overview of current gender equality and women’s empowerment issues in the fisheries and Read more about FAO: Promoting women’s empowerment in fisheries and aquaculture[…]

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Fiji and Solomon Islands articles feature in SPC’s Women in Fisheries Info Bulletin #27

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s 27th Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin features several in-depth reports on women in Fiji fisheries and rural communities, and a one on women in Solomon Island fisheries. In addition, several news items are carried. The whole issue or individual articles can be found at this link. Inside issue #27 Read more about Fiji and Solomon Islands articles feature in SPC’s Women in Fisheries Info Bulletin #27[…]

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Still few women leaders in 100 top seafood companies

Women may be numerous on the factory floors of top seafood producers but, at the top of the companies, their numbers are small. Marie-Christine Monfort, a seafood industry insider herself, conducted a follow-up survey to track changes since she authored an earlier report for FAO (see our previous post). The recent study found that the Read more about Still few women leaders in 100 top seafood companies[…]

Learning from forestry and landuse: Good practices for women’s inclusion

In 2013, a group of organisation, led by WOCAN (Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management) produced a very useful distillation of good practices for including women in key climate change mitigation programs, especially REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation). Most of the good advice in the “Scoping study of Read more about Learning from forestry and landuse: Good practices for women’s inclusion[…]

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Women disadvantaged by how fisheries are structured

The September 2016 issue of Yemaya (Issue 52), the gender and fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) is full of articles that explore the structural inequalities affecting women in fisheries and aquaculture. This is recommended reading! Contents (below) and link to Issue 52 Gathering cooperation (Costa Rica mollusk gatherers) by Aracelly Jimenez Read more about Women disadvantaged by how fisheries are structured[…]

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European Institute for Gender Equality profiles relevance of gender in maritime affairs and fisheries

The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), an autonomous body within the framework of the European Union policies and initiatives, has developed a profile on the relevance of gender in maritime affairs and fisheries. In a clear and attractive interactive display, the profile covers the relevant policies, the issues concerning gender equality, the objectives, how Read more about European Institute for Gender Equality profiles relevance of gender in maritime affairs and fisheries[…]

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Milestones for women in fisheries

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2016, Yemaya, the gender in fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, collected a set of regional summaries of milestones for women in fisheries. In her overview for this issue of Yemaya, the editor, Nilanjana Biswas, concluded that while we take stock of, and celebrate the achievements, Read more about Milestones for women in fisheries[…]