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Issue No.62
  • :0973-1156
  • :December
  • :2020

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 62, December 2020


Leading by example

By electing a woman, Nadine Nembhard, to lead it, the World Forum of Fisher Peoples is sending the right message to fishing communities

By Vivienne Solis Rivera (, Member, ICSF, and Director, CoopeSolidar R.L., Costa Rica

For many years, Yemaya has been carrying articles related to the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP), a mass based association of small-scale fisher people from across the world, founded in 1997 by a number of mass based organisations from the Global South. WFFP was established in response to the increasing pressure being placed on small-scale fisheries, including habitat destruction, anthropogenic pollution, encroachment on small-scale fishing territories by large-scale fishing fleets, illegal fishing and overfishing, and more recently, climate change.

Twenty-nine member organisations from 23 countries representing over ten million fisher people make up the WFFP. As it supports its members to strengthen their organisational capacities and advocates for the rights of fisher people, the WFFP is led by a woman as its General Secretary – Na