Get an annotated online bibliography on small-scale fisheries and fishing communities. Resources are classified under eight themes: Right to Resources, Gender in Fisheries and Aquaculture, Disasters and Climate Change, Decent Work, Fisheries Trade, Aquaculture, Biodiversity and SSF Guidelines

Women engage in a wide range of activities in fisheries, including paid and unpaid work and liaison with institutions. In several countries, women dominate inland fishing and aquaculture. Their play multiple roles – in seafood processing plants, as caregivers in the family, as the builders of social networks and community.

Gender issues focus not on women only but on their relationship with men, on their roles, rights and responsibilities. They acknowledge that these vary within and between cultures as well as by class, race, ethnicity, age and marital status.

The 2014 SSF Guidelines are based on the principle of gender equality and equity. They integrate gender issues into all small-scale fisheries development strategies.


McGoodwin, James Russell. Mexico’s Marginal Inshore Pacific Fishing Cooperatives. Anthropological Quarterly, Special Issue: Maritime Anthropology, 53 1980: 39-57

Following their establishment by the central government in 1933, Mexico’s inshore Pacific fishing cooperatives enjoyed great prosperity. Today, however, they are marginal entities, and many are failing. The inshore cooperatives…

McCay, Bonnie J. 1980. A Fishermen’s Cooperative, Limited: Indigenous Resource Management in a Complex Society. Anthropological Quarterly, Special Issue: Maritime Anthropology, 53 : 29-38

This paper discusses certain aspects of a fishermen’s cooperative of the New York Bight region of the Middle Atlantic coast. Emphasized are the ways in which the cooperative functions as…

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