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A "feminist perspective" in fisheries builds on the fact that women of fishing communities take on multidimensional roles that straddle both production and reproduction...


Development Initiatives
Several government and other organizations have intervened to improve the socioeconomic conditions of women in fishing communities, to enhance their role in coastal resources management and their participation in governance and policy processes. Development initiatives have focused on improving women’s livelihoods in small-scale fisheries industries; generating and supporting entrepreneurship; supporting women’s roles in aquaculture; forming and strengthening fisheries co-operatives; forming partnerships with other development actors such as the state; supporting women’s participation in coastal zone management and conserving the environment; generating alternative livelihood options, training women in improved fish processing technologies, and so on. A critical development intervention in working with women and livelihoods has been the formation of micro-credit groups. Other development initiatives have aimed at bringing together women leaders to share experiences on coastal zone management and fisheries. A few have focused on creating a dialogue on gender between women from fishing communities and the institutions that work with them: international organizations, the state and non-governmental organizations. Some initiatives have focused on visibilizing the contributions and concerns of women in fishing communities for national and policy consideration and on increasing their political participation within governance. The documents under this theme highlight these initiatives
Koster W. 2004. Bouncing back. Yemaya, Issue 17, December 2004.
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Skeleton P and South G R. 1998. Women, Marine Awareness and Marine Conservation in Samoa: Technical report, in SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin 3, December 1998, New Caledonia. 27p.
  • :Development Initiatives,Women and Resources Management

SPC Publication. Setting up a small-scale Business: A guide for women in Fisheries, in SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin 3, December 1998, New Caledonia. 28p.
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Dias J C and Joseph C. 1992. Women in Fisheries: An Indian Perspective. The Fisherfolk of Asia: Justice Denied - Report and Statement of the Fifth Asian Fisherfolk Consultation, January 26-31 1992. Asian Cultural Forum on Development, Songkla, Thaila
  • :Development Initiatives

Mohapatra, B. 1998. Empowering Women: A Success Story from Orissa. Phf News, Vol. 13. 12p.
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Mili S N. 1997. Marketing of Handloom Products Made by Rakhain Women, Cox’s Bazar. Phf News, Issue 12. 25-26pp.
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Madhu S R. 1991. After Victoria Falls: Women in Fisheries and Aquaculture. ALCOM News, Issue 4. 10-15pp.
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Kibria MdG, Edwards P, Kelkar G and Demaine H. 1999. Women in Pond Aquaculture in the Oxbow Lakes of Bangladesh. Aquaculture Asia, Vol. 4, Issue 4. 7-14pp.
  • :Development Initiatives,Women and Resources Management

Kamila A. 1995. Fish Marketing Containers for Women Vendors. Phf News, Issue 1. 6-7pp.
  • :Development Initiatives

Gomathi B. 1998. A Tale of Two Tricycles. Phf News, Issue 13. 5-7pp.
  • :Development Initiatives

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