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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...


Role of Women in Aquaculture
In several countries around the world, women are involved in aquaculture-related activities. Aquaculture, in cases, offers an alternative source of income and employment. Even though sex-disaggregated data on employment in the aquaculture sector is rarely available, women are known to be a critical part of the production process, from pre-harvest and harvest, to post-harvest processing. Much of women’s work in aquaculture is unrecognized and unpaid. To what extent has the development aquaculture helped to empower women, economically and socially? What are the constraints to, and opportunities for, the participation of women in the aquaculture sector? To what extent are the high returns promised by aquaculture at the cost of increasing environmental degradation and pollution? What has the rapid development of aquaculture meant for fisherwomen, who have traditionally played a significant role in conserving and managing aquatic resources? In what ways can the capacity of women to engage in aquaculture be enhanced, and productivity increased? The documents under this theme touch on the above issues.
Quist, Cornelie and Nayak, Nalini. 2018. Evolving a feminist perspective in fisheries and the history of the Women in Fisheries Programme (1993-2014) of the ICSF, GAF7 Bangkok 18-21 October 2018
  • :Role of Women in Aquaculture,Women in Fisheries,Status of Women,Role of Women

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

Sahoo, P.K., H.K. Dash, B.N. Sadangi and A.K. Mishra. Carp Fry production as an economic activity for rural women. Technical Bulletin 12. Directorate of Research on Women in Agriculture (ICAR), Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, India. 2009.
  • :Role of Women in Aquaculture,Women in Fisheries
  • :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

Gopalakrishnan, A. Role of women in Indian shrimp farming. Naga, the ICLARM Quarterly, pp16-18, Oct 1996
  • :Role of Women in Aquaculture,Women in Fisheries
  • :India

Felsing M, Brugere C, Kusakabe K and Kelkar G. 2001. Women in Aquaculture. Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation, Project FWG 03/99. 60pp
  • :Role of Women in Aquaculture

Williams S B, Hochet-Kibongui A-M and Nauen C E. 2005. Gender, Fisheries, and Aquaculture: Social Capital and Knowledge for the Transition Towards Sustainable Use of Aquatic Ecosystems. ACP-EU Fisheries Research Report Number 16, Brussels. 32p.
  • :Role of Women in Aquaculture,Women and Resources Management

Parlikar K. 1993. National Workshop on Women in Fisheries (Some Methodological issues) held from 28-30 August 1993 at Baroda. Women, Household Development Studies Information Centre, M.S.University of Baroda. 66p
  • :Role of Women in Aquaculture

Siar S V, Samonte G P B and Espada A T. 1995. Participation of Women in Oyster and Mussel Farming in Western Visayas, Philippines. Aquaculture Research, Vol. 26, Issue 7. 459-467pp.
  • :Role of Women in Aquaculture

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