TOWARDS ECOSYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES: WHAT ROLE CAN ECONOMICS (AQUACULTURE) PLAY? Public Deposited

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  • Women are crucial to the fisheries and the aquaculture sector. Worldwide, fishery and aquaculture production activities provide revenues to an estimated 155 million people, of whom a substantial proportion is female. In developing countries most fishing activities fall into the small-scale fisheries sector employing roughly 40 million people, and directly affecting the livelihood, poverty prevention and alleviation, and food security of approximately 400 million others. The believe that men do the actual fishing, with women more involved in post-harvest and marketing activities, remains prevalent across most cultural, social, political and environmental strata. Global average figures which supports this perception, mask the real importance of women at country level. In the world's two major fish producing countries, China and India, women represent respectively 21% and 24% of all fishers and fish farmers. Aquaculture is promoted as a development strategy as it enables poor women to operate low technology and low input systems that are extension of their domestic tasks, allowing them to integrate activities with household and child care chores. Gambian women make up about 20% of fish farmers and many successful entrepreneurs. In West Africa, 30% of those engaged in the production and breeding of ornamental fish are women. Compared to other sectors, women and gender issues have been missing from key global nominative fisheries and aquaculture policies. There have been, however, some promising turning points that highlight the way gender policy aids resilience in fishing communities.
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  • Sillah, Alagie. 2014. TOWARDS ECOSYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT OF FISHERIES: WHAT ROLE CAN ECONOMICS (AQUACULTURE) PLAY? In: Towards ecosystem based management of fisheries: what role can economics play?: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Biennial Conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade, July 7-11, 2014, Brisbane, Australia. Complied by Ann L. Shriver & Melissa Errend. Corvallis, OR: International Institute of Fisheries.
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