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Issue No:37
  • :0973-1156
  • :July
  • :2011
  • :English

The 3rd Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF3), held earlier this year in Shanghai, revealed worrying facts about women in the fisheries. Women are still invisible and marginal in the sector. They may have growing access to microcredit but continue to own little or no property. If a woman has a top job in a fisheries institution, her case would be the exception to the general rule that clusters jobs for women at the bottom of formal hierarchies. Clearly, despite years of struggle and advocacy, women in the fisheries continue to be denied their basic right to equality and justice.

Q & A

Interview with “Gracinha”, Maria das Graças Alencar de Aquino, Morro Branco, Brazil

Maria is the President of the Fisher Association of Morro Branco, a primary school teacher and community organizer in Morro Branco, a traditional fishing village on the east coast in the municipality of Beberibe, Ceará, Brazil

By René Schärer, (fishnet@uol.com.br), Member of ICSF

Did fishers always have the right to fish in Morro Branco?

Yes, in the past, the fishery was very good; there was plenty of fish and shrimp and lobsters, a