GAF8 | Photo: Press Release
Kochi: Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF8), a global symposium that focuses on gender in fisheries and aquaculture, demands a women-centric approach to the fisheries sector.
In a sector where 50% of the workforce is women, there is a lack of women-centric approaches. The number of women leaving the sector is on the rise. The lack of technology as well as various elements such as health, labour, wages, and climate change continue to be causes of the problems that fisherwomen face. It is imperative that immediate action be taken by all stakeholders, according to GAF8.
As fisheries and aquaculture undergo rapid changes, women’s various issues remain under-prioritised and under-investigated, stated different studies presented at the 8th Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF8).
The conference which is being held from 21-23 November 2022 at IMA House in Kochi is the eighth in the global series, themed on ‘Shaping the Future: Gender Justice for Sustainable Aquaculture & Fisheries' and is highlighted through various sub-themes related to gender issues in the fisheries sector. More than 84 papers were presented on the first day of the three-day session.