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Issue No.63
  • :0973-1156
  • :May
  • :2021

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 63, May 2021


Gender /WIF

Critical interventions

Protecting the wellbeing of small-scale fishing communities and their human rights crucially involves protecting the rights of women in fisheries


By Elena Finkbeiner (efinkbeiner@conservation.org), Juno Fitzpatrick (jfitzpatrick@conservation.org), and Whitney Yadao Evans (wanderson@conservation.org), Conservation International, Center forOceans, Honolulu, HI, USA


After decades of concern with addressing environmental sustainability issues in global fisheries, recent investigative journalism has brought increased attention to human rights violations in seafood supply chains, including human trafficking, forced labour, and horrific working and living conditions on fishing vessels.

The collective response of the seafood sustainability movement has been encouraging. Governments, non-profits, civil society organizations and worker-led movements have rallied together to afford greater protection to fishers