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Issue No.60
  • :0973-1156
  • :April
  • :2020

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 60, April 2020


Critical routes

Women fishers, shrimp peelers and mollusk workers in Costa Rica identify priority areas for the recognition and formalisation of their work

By Ivannia Ayales Cruz (, Costa Rica, Vivienne Solis Rivera (, Costa Rica, Griselda Alvarado Picado (, Costa Rica and Daniela Meneses ( CoopeSoliDar R.L., Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country with great marine biodiversity and has an important cultural heritage in its coastal marine areas. However, recognition and opportunities for decent work for the country’s small-scale fishers and mollusk gatherers, especially for women who work mainly in pre- and post-fishing activities, are scarce.

The country does not have a fishing census; therefore, the information on the number of fisherpeople in the country’s various fishing categories is not up-to-date. There is even less information that can be used