Gender in Oceanic and Coastal Fisheries Science and Management

Patricia Tuara
Kelvin Passfield

The purpose of this study is to benchmark the current situation with regard to women’s participation in the science and management of oceanic and coastal fisheries in the Pacific region, and make recommendations on how this might be made more equitable. The study was commissioned for the SciCOFish Project (Scientific support for management of coastal and oceanic fisheries in the Pacific Islands) funded by the tenth European Development Fund. To gain an overview of the participation of women in fisheries science and management in the Pacific Islands, case studies were undertaken in three countries: Solomon Islands (Melanesia), Marshall Islands (Micronesia), and Tonga (Polynesia). In each country a gender analysis was completed for the fisheries science and management sector. The quantitative and qualitative information on the current situation, including identification of barriers to participation, is the basis for the recommendations for Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) support.

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March 25, 2021
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