Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries
25 aug.2016

 The 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF6) concluded in Bangkok, Thailand, on 6 August 2016 after four days that were filled with a record number of stimulating contributions of several kinds. The diverse contributions were:


  • The first GAF-101 Training Workshop: Theorizing Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Research
  • 68 presentations – 47 oral presentations, 19 oral summaries of posters and 2 posters., organised in Special Sessions, some with panels, and Regular Sessions
  • 2 Special Sessions with panels – one on the “Implementation of the Gender Elements of the Small Scale Fisheries Guidelines” and the other on “The Fish Industry, Gender and Social Development”
  • Special Sessions on: “Gender in Fish Trade and Value Chains,'” “Focus Thailand and Mekong Region.” and “Regional Updates on Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture.”
  • Regular Sessions on: “Climate Change and Disaster Preparedness,” “Fisheries Resources, Aquaculture and Gender.” “Fishing Communities and Wellbeing, Including Violence Against Women,” “Thinking Beyond the Framework of Gender and Fisheries,” and “Gender and Food Safety.”
  • A “Youth and Fish” painting competition for students
  • A GAF Networks Meeting



With colleague Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit, Gender, Human Welfare and Capacity Building Specialist, we arranged the “Gender in Fish Trade and Value Chains" round table. During this session we hosted :

  • Dr. Supaporn Anuchiracheeva, Earth Net Foundation
  • Ms. Chalermwan Wichakoon, CEO Thai Overseas Fisheries Association
  • Ms Anna Olsen, technical Officer, International Labour Organisation