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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...


Women and Resources Management
Women of fishing communities are an integral part of the fisheries. They often fish, glean and collect, particularly in inland, riverine and coastal and inshore areas, for household consumption and for sale. They use coasts and beaches to dry, process and sell fish and to mend nets. They depend on coastal resources and forests for water and fuelwood. Through their work and lived reality women often have an intimate knowledge of the ecology of the coast and the aquatic ecosystem, as well as the seasonal availability of fisheries and other coastal resources. It is not surprising, therefore, that in several countries women have taken the lead in drawing attention to coastal and aquatic resources degradation, demanding remedial action, as well as in initiatives for protecting resources. Several interventions by governments, NGOs and other organizations have supported women’s participation in coastal zone management and in conserving the environment. At another level, however, particuarly where the work on women in fisheries has not been well understood and recognized, conservation and management initiatives have alienated and marginalized women, affecting their livelihoods and very survival. These are the issues covered by the papers under this theme.
Barbara Neis, Marian Binkley, Siri Gerrard and Maria Cristina Maneschy. (Eds.). (2005). Changing Tides: Gender, Fisheries and Globalization
  • :Women in Fisheries,Fisheries Management,Globalization,Women and Resources Management
  • :World

NORAD, (April 2014). Study of fisheries and aquaculture value chains in Mozambique. How to reduce gender discrimination in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors.( Cecile Brugere International Consultant and Bodil Maal LIRE/Norad). Norad report 4/20
  • :Women in Fisheries,Women and Resources Management
  • :Mozambique

Shanthi, B, M. Krishnan and V.S. Chandrasekaran. Socio-economic and gender analysis in aquaculture. CIBA special publication. 2010.
  • :Role of Women in Aquaculture,Role of Women,Women and Resources Management
  • :India

AKTEA, Agenda for research on women in fisheries and aquaculture in Europe, 2005.
  • :Role of Women in Aquaculture,Women in Fisheries,Women and Resources Management
  • :European Union

Kronen, M., A. Meloti, B. Ponia, T. Pickering, S. Diake, J. Kama, P. Kenilolerie, J. Ngwaerobo and A. Teitelbaum. Gender and seaweed farming on Wagina Island, Choiseul Province in Solomon Islands. SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #21, pp3-
  • :Role of Women in Aquaculture,Women and Resources Management
  • :Solomon Islands

Lal, Anir and Veikila Vuki. The historical development of seaweed farming, including roles of men and women, and prospects for its future development in Fiji. SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #21, pp11-16, December 2010.
  • :Women and Resources Management,Community based management
  • :Fiji

Hilly,Zelda Anne-Maree Schwarz and Delvene Boso. Strengthening the role of women in community-based marine resource management: lessons learned from community workshops. SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #22 – July 2012
  • :Women in Fisheries,Women and Resources Management
  • :Solomon Islands

Di Ciommo, Regina C. and Alexandre Schiavetti. Women participation in the management of a Marine Protected Area in Brazil. Ocean & Coastal Management 62 (2012) 15e23. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.02.010
  • :Role of Women,Social Issues in MPAs,Women and Resources Management
  • :Brazil

Mehra, Rekham Margaret Alcott and Nilda S. Baling. 1993.. Women’s Participation in the Cogtong Bay Mangrove Management Project: A Case Study. International Center for Research on Women, Washington D.C. and WWF, Washington D.C.
  • :Women and Resources Management,Community based management
  • :Philippines

Ko, Jae-Young, Glenn A. Jones, Moon-Soo Heob, Young-Su Kang, Sang-Hyuck Kang. 2010. A fifty-year production and economic assessment of common property-based management of marine living common resources: A case study for the women divers communities i
  • :Women and Resources Management

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