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Issue No.61
  • :0973-1156
  • :August
  • :2020

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 61, August 2020

SOUTH AMERICA / MEXICO

Pandemic outcomes

Women in the small scale fishing sector in Mexico are key drivers ensuring food security and community wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic


By Inés López-Ercilla (ilopez@cobi.org.mx), Comunidad y Biodiversidad AC. Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, Jorge Torre (jtorre@cobi.org.mx), General director, COBI, Mexico, Neyra Solano, (nsolano@cobi.org.mx), Gender equality Specialist, COBI, Mexico and Francisco Fernández (ffernandez@cobi.org.mx), Catalyst of change, COBI, Mexico


The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have surpassed all imaginable scenarios. The global crisis moves fast and changes quickly, hence forcing people to adapt and navigate through uncertainty as never before. Every generation faces impacts that shake their minds and force them to leave their comfort zone. This is an impact for a lifetime, for current and new generations. Other shocks have posed risks to fisheries before; so