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3rd Anniversary of Dr M.C. Nandeesha

On 27th December 2012, Dr M.C. Nandeesha, who initiated the first efforts to address gender in aquaculture and fisheries in Asia, passed away. We honor his memory and achievements and hope that his legacy will continue to grow through the gender efforts of the Asian Fisheries Society and other professional and grassroots groups. In collaboration with Read more about 3rd Anniversary of Dr M.C. Nandeesha[…]

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FAO report highlights gender imbalance in fish industry

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), through its GLOBEFISH unit on international fish trade, recently released a report – “The Role of Women in the Seafood Industry” – that highlighted the contributions and constraints on women through all levels and scales of the fish industry. The report, written by Marie-Christine Monfort, Read more about FAO report highlights gender imbalance in fish industry[…]

Tahira Shah leads a cultural rally in Hyderabad, Pakistan to celebrate World Fisheries Day

Latest ICSF Yemaya Newsletter Now Out

  The latest issue of Yemaya, the newsletter on gender and fisheries put out three times a year by the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers, is full of interesting and thought-provoking articles, several centered around International Women’s Day and continuing struggles for decent lives and rights around the world. The whole issue or individual Read more about Latest ICSF Yemaya Newsletter Now Out[…]

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Genderaquafish.org: 2014 year in review

Our Genderaquafish.org website continued to grow in popularity in 2014, with visits to the site increasing by 9% over the 2013 level, reaching 18,454 visits from people in at least 162 countries, covering all regions. Our top 5 countries for visitors were: India (4,734), USA (2,528), Philippines (941), Malaysia (831), UK (696). REGIONS Posts from Asia and Africa were Read more about Genderaquafish.org: 2014 year in review[…]

sha Tai in a discussion with representatives of fi shworkers organization at a meeting

Yemaya August issue highlights Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines

The August 2014 issue of Yemaya, the newsletter on gender and fisheries of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) is full of interesting articles. It highlights the gender implications of the new Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines, plus articles on Japan, India and The Gambia. Download the issue at this link. Articles Editorial: Nilanjana Read more about Yemaya August issue highlights Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines[…]

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Women lead team that wins Indian technology award

We are pleased to highlight this recent Indian technology award to a team of largely women professionals. Congratulations to Dr Leela Edwin, Dr Nikita Gopal and Dr Meenakumari and their colleagues! CIFT Press Release, July 2014 A team of researchers from the Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi, received the 4th National Awards for Read more about Women lead team that wins Indian technology award[…]

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Dedicated extension scientist and team win Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Award

Dr. B. Shanthi, Principal Scientist (Home Science), and team, Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Chennai (India), recently won the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) Award for Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Research in Agricultural and Allied Sciences – 2011-12, for work done under the Department of Bio-Technology funded project on Diversification of Livelihoods among Women Read more about Dedicated extension scientist and team win Outstanding Interdisciplinary Team Award[…]

First Anniversary of Dr M.C. Nandeesha

“So though Nandeesh is not with us physically, his thoughts and deeds are there to guide us through these difficult times” Rajeswari Dayal B. (his loving wife) . This marks the first anniversary of the passing of our dear friend Dr Mudnakudu C. Nandeesha, who was the person who brought gender awareness to the Asian Read more about First Anniversary of Dr M.C. Nandeesha[…]

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Want to find any fishmarket in Chennai?

The Bay of Bengal Programme has created a rich interactive website containing information on all the fish markets of Chennai in Tamil Nadu State, India.  For each market, the site give factual information on name, ownership, numbers of stalls, location and directions for getting there, opening hours, types of fish sold and infrastructure improvement needs. Read more about Want to find any fishmarket in Chennai?[…]

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Diversifying options for women in Indian brackishwater fisheries

In coastal communities in India, fisheries and aquaculture can provide women and men  with many opportunities for work and livelihood. In Tamil Nadu state, the Central Institute for Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA) has long worked on the ground and out in the villages to improve those opportunities with science and people-based projects. Recently, CIBA published two Read more about Diversifying options for women in Indian brackishwater fisheries[…]