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Issue No:81
  • :0973–1121
  • :June
  • :2019

Samudra Report No.81, June 2019

Review / Books

A Brave Start

Pacific Handbook for Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in Coastal Fisheries and Aquaculture Barclay K., Leduc B., Mangubhai S. and Donato-Hunt C. (eds.). 2019. First edition Noumea, New Caledonia: Pacific Community. 80 pages


This article is by Meryl J Williams (meryljwilliams@gmail.com), Chair/Co-ordinator of Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF), Queensland, Australia


Published by the Secretariat for the Pacific Community (SPC), this handbook was jointly produced under the direction of the SPC Fisheries, Aquaculture and Marine Ecosystems Division and the Social Development Programme. The target readership is the staff of fisheries agencies in Pacific Island countries. The leaders of these agencies discussed the handbook on the occasion of its release in March at the biennial regional Heads of Fisheries meeting in Noumea, New Caledonia.

The Handbook’s seed lay in a development research task involving Solomon Islands, Kiribati and Vanuatu; WorldFish commissioned it as part of a project of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Subsequently, the SPC decided to produce the first edition of the handbook, modelled after the Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit; it was developed through a workshop with...

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