One in two seafood workers is a woman
18 may.2015

The FAO Globefish Department has published a worldwide desktop study, the first of its kind, presents what is known, and what remains to be investigated in this crucial component of the seafood industry. research carried out in 2015, explores and shed lights on a very aspect of the seafood industry yet largely ignored, i.e. the presence of women in this industry. Twenty years after the Beijing World Conference on Gender Equity, further efforts to promote equity need to be done in most developing and developed countries, by public and private agents. This work demonstrates that the seafood industry is, by far, no exception.

 

This Women participate to all segments of the seafood industry, including fishing, farming, trading and selling, monitoring and administrating. But the widespread lack of consideration for their role and work in the seafood industry are, in many respect, disadvantageous to them and ultimately bar them from fully and equitably participate to the industry.