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

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

CENTRAL AMERICA / COSTA RICA

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 (iayales63@gmail.com), Costa Rica, Vivienne Solis Rivera (vsolis@coopesolidar.org), Costa Rica, Griselda Alvarado Picado (galvarado@coopesolidar.org), Costa Rica and Daniela Meneses (dmeneses@coopesolidar.org) 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