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ICSF publishes latest edition of Yemaya, women-in-fisheries newsletter August 27,2020   |  Source: ICSF

The latest issue of the women-in-fisheries newsletter of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF), Yemaya No.61, dated August 2020, features articles and interviews from Brazil, Costa Rica, France, India, Indonesia, Mexico and Senegal. The lead article is on small-scale fisheries and food security and the issue also carries a photo essay on the practice of Aratu fishing in the mangrove forests of Brazil.

The Costa Rica article, by Maria Suarez Toro, looks at how the harsh economic impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic-related lockdown has spurred fisherwomen to return to their traditional sources of livelihood. Emmanuelle Yhuel -Bertin looks at the impact of the Covid-19 lockdown on small-scale fishing in Lorient, France, and how it is vividly captured in the pages of a diary maintained by a gillnetter skipper’s spouse. The article has been translated from French by Daniele Le Sann.

The article from Indonesia, by Dedi Adhuri, points out how incomes from both harvest and post-harvest activities have dried up, leaving fishers in the lurch, adding to the anxieties of women who must make arrangements to survive from one day to the next.

Inés López-Ercilla, Jorge Torre, Neyra Solano, and Francisco Fernández, in their article on Mexico, argue

 

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