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

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



Seguridad Alimentaria (Food Security) - A short film on food Security and small-scale fisheries in Costa Rica

Produced by Poró Studio, directed by CoopeSoliDar R.L, 187 seconds, Spanish with English subtitles

By Vishakha Gupta (, Programe Associate, ICSF

"From the sea to the plate”, remarks Cintia Vega in ‘Seguridad Alimentaria’ (‘Food Security’), a short film directed by CoopeSoliDar. She is talking about fresh seafood in Cabuya, a small fishing village on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, and her words capture the significance that fish as food holds for the coastal Costa Rican community.

In Costa Rica, 14,800 artisanal fishers were identified on both coastlines and inland waters in the period 2009-11. When we consider their families and communities, the number increases nearly fourfold with almost 50,000 people depending upon marine and inland resources for their food security and livelihoods.

Food security depends on a wide range of factors, including availability, stability of supply, access and utilization or absorption leading to improved nutrition. For an artisanal f