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Issue No.64
  • :0973-1156
  • :November
  • :2021

Yemaya Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries, Issue No. 64, November 2021

SeaFood Processing/ Gender and fisheries

Gender equality for better environmental outcomes

Addressing gender inequality in fisheries value chains can lead to a variety of positive outcomes, including environmental ones

By Julie Kuchepatov (, Founder,

The sustainable seafood movement, composed predominantly of environmental non-profit organizations based in the global North and Latin America, has the lofty goal of improving the environmental sustainability and social responsibility of global seafood production. The leading membership organization of NGOs in the movement, the Conservation Alliance for Seafood Solutions, has set a collective goal that “by 2030, at least 75 percent of global seafood production is environmentally sustainable or making verifiable improvement and safeguards are in place to ensure social responsibility.” Similar goals have been set by individual organizations and alliances working to ensure environmental sustainability in seafood production.