Fisheries economics and trade in the west African region: a gender perspective Public Deposited

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  • This study examines the status of women and their contributions to the fishing industry in West Africa with a particular emphasis on Nigeria. The existence of varied fish resources in the region can play a significant role in the nutritional and economic well being of the people as it relates to food security and sustainability. With domestic fisheries in the region being predominantly small-scale in nature, social relationships between the actors play as significant a role as purely economic considerations in their exploitation and survival strategies. Men and women do pursue different but usually complementary objectives, but women's roles tend to be poorly understood and underreported while men's roles are better documented, albeit often stereotyped. Understanding their respective role is important for private and public sector planners and managers alike in the face of globalization of trade in fishery products which affects all levels of national, intra-regional and inter-regional marketing. The women tend to be the fish processors and marketers making significant contributions to domestic, national and regional economies. Details are given on activities and income levels based on gender differentiated field research.
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  • Williams, Stella, Cornelia E. Nauen. 1996. Fisheries economics and trade in the west African region: a gender perspective. Peer Review: No. In: Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 1-4, 1996, Marrakech, Morocco. Compiled by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics & Trade, Corvallis, Oregon, USA, 2002. CD ROM.
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