8th global conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries begins at Kochi


“The global conference discusses issues pertaining to the rights of equality of the unsung majority, which is women. Women make major contributions in several areas in the fishing industry. Yet contributions of women in the fisheries and aquaculture have long been neglected,” said the governor.

Governor Arif Mohammed Khan inagurates the global conference in Kochi | Photo: Press Release

Kochi: The 8th global conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF8) organised by Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries Section of the Asian Fisheries Society, ICAR- Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi, and the Society of Fisheries Technologists (India) (SOFTI) was officially inaugurated by Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan here on Sunday.

“The global conference discusses issues pertaining to the rights of equality of the unsung majority, which is women. Women make major contributions in several areas in the fishing industry. Yet contributions of women in the fisheries and aquaculture have long been neglected,” said the governor while inaugurating the conference.

Dr. TK Srinivasa Gopal, renowned fish processing technologist and academician received the SOFTI Biennial Award 2017 from the Governor.

GAF8 aims to help better people’s lives by finding ways to make women more visible, have them counted and included as decision makers,” said Dr. Meryl J. Williams, Co-Chair GAF8.

The three-day conference will bring together over 300 scientists, academicians, gender experts, policymakers and students from India and abroad.

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