The results of the Women in Seafood video competition are now out and all the videos can be viewed through this WSI website link.
Click this link to go to the interactive map and open the videos. The videos are interesting, often inspiring, and all are short and to the point, ranging from 2 to 5 minutes.
Congratulations to the competition winner Carmen Pedroza-Gutiérrez for her video, “The Women of Petatán,” a very thoughtful set of interviews with women fish filleters as they worked on processing piles of fish to prepare them for the market. The video was made in Petatán , Michoacán, Mexico.
Other videos were:
- Tambak Lorok, Java, Indonesia: “Women in Salted Fish Industry at Tambak Lorok” by Zahrah Izzaturrahim
- North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation: “Women on board” by Maria Caldeiro
- Zanzibar, Tanzania: “Making Waves: Rethinking Seaweed Farming for Women’s Empowerment” by Cecile Brugere
- Costa Rica: “Aportes de las mujeres en las pesquerías de pequeña escala” by CoopeSoliDar (Coast Rica)
- Australia: “Seafood Women Making a Difference” by Jen Shaw
- Abrohlos Islands, Australia: “Journey for a Voice” by Leonie Noble
- Negombo, Sri Lanka: “Gutting for Living: unromantic tale of fishermen’s wives” by Prasad Kaushalya Dodangodage
- Sagbokoji village, Lagos State, Nigeria: “Challenges of Women in Seafood” by Ngozi Margaret Oguguah
- Vigo, Spain: “Something happens with fishing. An original idea by ARVI” by Cooperativa de Armadores de Pesca del Puerto de Vigo
- Barisal District, Bangladesh: “Gill nets boost women’s involvement in aquaculture in Bangladesh” by Kate Bevitt
- Zaponan, Jalisco, Mexico: “Business Women in a Wholesale Fish Market” by Carmen Pedroza-Gutiérrez
- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: “Afishionado” by Hana Nelson
- Tamil Nadu, India: “ICAR-CIFE: Women in Seafoods” by Gomathy.V
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Map showing the locations (mainly at country resolution level) for events and news about women in aquaculture, fisheries and seafood in honor of International Women’s Day 2017. If you have more events from 8 March 2017 to put on this map, please let us know at: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click this LINK to view the interactive version of of the above map, created with eSpatial mapping software.
Before, during and after 8 March 2017 (International Women’s Day), news, tweets and posts flooded in relating to the Day. Our group shared these events via two roundup messages. We have now put the events onto the map above, using eSpatial mapping software, and generous assistance from Ciara at eSpatial (thank you Ciara!).
To read the details of any event, click on the marker for it. We have placed the event marker on the country (sometimes city or state) where the event happened, although many have global or regional significance.
This seemed to be the most active IWD ever from a fisheries, aquaculture and seafood industry perspective. Let’s hope it is a sign of an active and fruitful year ahead for gender equality in the sector!
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The Fish for Life project, initiated by experts from Canada, Brazil and Bolivia, and carried out with families in Yapacani, Bolivia, has succeeded in expanding the farming families’ diversity of food and farming options – previously based on single crop rice farming – by successfully introducing women-led fish farming.
The comprehensive development project, complete with pilot studies to prove up the technical options and then help for local farmers to develop their knowledge and skills, has generated an additional US$15,000 per year per family. Since 2008, before the project, fish consumption has increased from 3.8 kg per year per capita to 5.6 kg per year per capita. This is an area that traditionally eats little fish, despite good water resources and available local species of fish. In the project, a small native fish, sabalo or black prochilodus (Prochilodus nigricans) was added to previous aquaculture attempts using just pacu (Colossoma macropomum).
The women have become majority members of the Yaqcapani Northern Integrated Pisciculture Association – APNI), coming from a former position in which they had little economic recognition to one of leadership in an important new economic activity. Their husbands have gone from scepticism to strong support.
To read more about this interesting success story, click this link from the website of the Canadian International Development Research Centre (IDRC).
A fishing family in the Pichavaram mangroves, Tamil Nadu, India, taking part in a gendered ecological economics study by Piyashi DebRoy and colleagues. Photo: Piyashi DebRoy.
Charting the progress on gender equality in aquaculture and fisheries, this Asian Fisheries Science journal Special Issue gives a reasonably upbeat assessment, despite the huge challenges, especially for women.
Based on the 2013 4th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF4), Dr Nikita Gopal, the chief Guest Editor, said that “gender is now more firmly on some key policy agendas, is embedded in certain major normative international documents, such as the Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines, and is receiving early institutional, policy and donor support. Attention is also being given to methodological and methods development as more practitioners engage in gender work.” The Guest Editorial, however, points out that gender will not be fully integrated into programs and institutions until agencies face up to implementation challenges such as lack of leadership and resources, and the fish sector recognizes the worth of engendering fisheries. Dr Gopal pointed out that “the current position is still much better than when researchers and activists were still struggling to get gender on the agenda, which was the assessment by experts after the 2011 GAF3 Symposium.”
The Special Issue containing GAF4 papers can be downloaded for free , in total or by individual papers. Click here for the links.
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Seaweed farming Waigina, Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands. Photo by M. Kronen, SPC WIF25.
The Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC), has just released its 25th Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin. Congratulations to the SPC, Bulletin Editors including current editor Dr Veikila Vuki, donors and supporters for this achievement. This issue starts with a message of support from Moses Amos, the new Director of SPC’s Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems (FAME) Division, who outlines his vision for women in fisheries at the SPC.
The whole issue or individual articles can be downloaded here.
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Two young Nova Scotia (Canada) fishers – Fallon and Grace, running their own fishing boat. Source: Corinne Dunphy, Yemaya 45 p. 8
Yemaya, the gender and fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) has recently released its April 2014 issue.
This issue, Yemaya has a special focus on the progress and shortcomings of the coverage of women’s equity strategies in the forthcoming Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication.
Visit the ICSF website to download the whole issue, which contains the following articles.
- SSF Guidelines: Through the gender lens by Cornelie Quist
- Profile: Taking the lead—Ramida Sarasit by Kesinee
- Milestones: Milestone agreement at UN gender equality talks by Ramya Rajagopalan
- Review: A yawning gender gap by Danika Kleiber
- Canada: Following Fallon and Grace by Corinne Dunphy
- What’s New Webby? Interactive map of fi sh markets in Chennai
- India: Mapping markets in Mumbai by Shuddhawati S Peke
- Q & A: Interview with Maria Odette Carvalho Martins by Naina Pierri
- Yemaya Mama: cartoon
- Yemaya Recommends: Film “A Mae e o Mar/The Mother and The Sea: review by Alain Le Sann
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Library and Archives, Canada. 1993 postage stamp.
Barbara Neis, Siri Gerrard and Nicole G. Power have written a reflective paper on the social-ecological systems of cod (Gadus morhua) fisheries in Atlantic Canada and Norway. Their study revealed similarities but also many differences between the ways small scale fishing communities in the two countries have reacted to changes in the fish stocks and the policies that accompanied the changes.
Their paper, “Women and Children First: the Gendered and Generational Socialecology of Smaller-scale Fisheries in Newfoundland and Labrador and Northern Norway,” draws from the great depth of excellent sociological and gender research over the last decades, including especially their own. It explores the impacts since the late 1980s and early 1990s of the Canadian cod stock collapse and of the introduction of a new type of quota system in the Norwegian part of the Norwegian-Russian cod fishery.
They found that the ecological trajectories were very different in both fisheries – the Canadian cod stock has not recovered, but some other fisheries have prospered in its place, while the Norwegian cod stocks are at a record high. However, policy differences between the two countries resulted in employment decreasing in both countries, with the Norwegian decrease 10% greater than that in the Canadian fishery. Women’s formal engagement in the two fisheries differ, but is generally low, especially in Norway where they have been less likely to engage in the catching sector. In both places, young people are not entering the fishery, although modest success has been achieved with youth-oriented initiatives in Norway. The age profile of fish-workers is getting older. Women and youth face the hurdle of raising sufficient funds to buy boats, licences and quota. The changes are complex and the social and household impacts have emerged in the face of gender and generational blindness in policy-making.
Download the paper here
ABSTRACT. The resilience of small-scale fisheries in developed and developing countries has been used to provide lessons to conventional managers regarding ways to transition toward a social-ecological approach to understanding and managing fisheries. We contribute to the understanding of the relationship between management and the resilience of small-scale fisheries in developed countries by looking at these dynamics in the wake of the shock of stock collapse and fisheries closures in two contexts: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and northern Norway. We revisit and update previous research on the gendered effects of the collapse and closure of the Newfoundland and Labrador northern cod fishery and the closure of the Norwegian cod fishery in the early 1990s and present new research on young people in fisheries communities in both contexts. We argue that post-closure fishery policy and industry responses that focused on downsizing fisheries through professionalization, the introduction of quotas, and other changes ignored the gendered and intergenerational household basis of small-scale fisheries and its relationship to resilience. Data on ongoing gender inequities within these fisheries and on largely failed recruitment of youth to these fisheries suggest they are currently at a tipping-point that, if not addressed, could lead to their virtual disappearance in the near future.
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