December 23, 2017

Celebrating GAF6, Announcing the Prize Winners

Group photo, GAF-101 Training Workshop, 3 August 2016. Photo: Amonrat Sermwatanakul.

The 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF6) concluded in Bangkok, Thailand, on 6 August 2016 after four days that were filled with a record number of stimulating contributions of several kinds. Statistically, the diverse contributions were:

  • The first GAF-101 Training Workshop: Theorizing Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Research
  • 68 presentations – 47 oral presentations, 19 oral summaries of posters and 2 posters., organised in Special Sessions, some with panels, and Regular Sessions
    • 2 Special Sessions with panels – one on the “Implementation of the Gender Elements of the Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines” and the other on “The Fish Industry, Gender and Social Development”
    • Special Sessions on: “Gender in Fish Trade and Value Chains,’” “Focus Thailand and Mekong Region.” and “Regional Updates on Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture.”
    • Regular Sessions on: “Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness,” “Fisheries Resources, Aquaculture and Gender.” “Fishing Communities and Wellbeing, Including Violence Against Women,” “Thinking Beyond the Framework of Gender and Fisheries,” and “Gender and Food Safety.”
  • A “Youth and Fish” painting competition for students
  • A GAF Networks Meeting

GAF6 was held as an integral part of the 11th Asian Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (11AFAF), the key triennial event of the Asian Fisheries Society. For the first time in the stream of AFAF events, GAF6 attracted more speakers than any other theme.

We congratulate the GAF6 prize winners, who were all announced during the Plenary Closing Session of 11AFAF on 6 August 2016.


GAF6 M.C. Nandeesha Best Presentation Award

AFRINA CHOUDHURY: “Women’s empowerment in aquaculture: Case studies from Bangladesh”

Presentation prepared by: Afrina Choudhury and Cynthia McDougall



GAF6 Highly Commended Presentations

ALEXANDER KAMINSKI: “A gendered value chain analysis of post-harvest losses in Barotse Floodplain, Zambia”

Presentation prepared by:  Alexander Kaminski, Alexander Kefi, Steven M Cole, Kate Longley, Chifuniro Somanje, Pamela Marinda, Ansen Ward, Alexander Chilala and Gethings Chisule


MARY BARBY P. BADAYOS-JOVER: “Security in adversity: coastal women’s agency in the aftermath of Haiyan”





GAF6 Student Presentation Awards

KHAMNUAN KHEUNTHA: “The adaptability to shock in small-scale fishing community: case studies Bang Ya Preok sub-district, Samut Sakorn Province”




ANINDYA INDIRA PUTRI: “The survival story of wife in securing household’s economy in fishing community of Pemalang Regency – Indonesia”

Presentation prepared by: Indah Susilowati, Mayanggita Kirana and Anindya Indira Putri



11AFAF Student Poster Award, Gender

BENEDICT MARK CARMELITA: “Attitude Towards Mariculture Among Men and Women in Mariculture Areas in the Philippines”

Oral summary presented by Benedict Mark Carmelita, Poster prepared by: Alice Joan G. Ferrer, Herminia A. Francisco, Benedict Mark Carmelita, and Jinky Hopanda