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.

Towards a ‘thick description’ of gender relations: a new framework based on dried fish value chains

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.

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.

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.

USAID Oceans

USAID Oceans Gender Activities

By Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit* The recently completed project, USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans: 2015-2020) had human welfare and gender (HWGE) in fisheries as one of its workstreams, along with technology development for an electronic Catch Documentation and Traceability system (eCDT), Ecosystems Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM), Public-Private Partnership (PPP) and Regional Collaboration. USAID Read more about USAID Oceans Gender Activities[…]

Addressing the gender data gap and illuminating women’s participation in fisheries

By Marysia Szymkowiak* and Melissa Rhodes-Reese* Despite evidence of women’s contribution to the sustainability of fisheries worldwide, their roles in fisheries remain poorly understood and most often unrecognized altogether. The main hurdle in assessing women’s contribution is the lack of gender disaggregated data in fisheries, a well understood and nearly universal impediment to understanding women’s Read more about Addressing the gender data gap and illuminating women’s participation in fisheries[…]

Latest special issue of Gender, Technology & Development examines new learnings on women and fisheries

26 May 2020 | Bangkok, Thailand: Women work in all stages of the fish value chain, producing, processing and selling fish and through their work support the economy, their households, and communities in rural and coastal regions. They are said to make up half the fisheries workforce, yet their work goes unrecognized in most official Read more about Latest special issue of Gender, Technology & Development examines new learnings on women and fisheries[…]

Why are women and children vulnerable to food insecurity, despite eating fish? A study in eastern Indonesia

By Emily Gibson* Small-scale fisheries are recognised for the important opportunities they provide in terms of livelihoods and food and nutrition security.  Women, men, the young and elderly, are engaged in different aspects of fisheries value chains, from assisting with preparations for fishing trips to fishing and gleaning, through to processing and marketing the resulting Read more about Why are women and children vulnerable to food insecurity, despite eating fish? A study in eastern Indonesia[…]