Women and Resources Management
Women of fishing communities are an integral part of the fisheries. They often fish, glean and collect, particularly in inland, riverine and coastal and inshore areas, for household consumption and for sale. They use coasts and beaches to dry, process and sell fish and to mend nets. They depend on coastal resources and forests for water and fuelwood. Through their work and lived reality women often have an intimate knowledge of the ecology of the coast and the aquatic ecosystem, as well as the seasonal availability of fisheries and other coastal resources. It is not surprising, therefore, that in several countries women have taken the lead in drawing attention to coastal and aquatic resources degradation, demanding remedial action, as well as in initiatives for protecting resources. Several interventions by governments, NGOs and other organizations have supported women’s participation in coastal zone management and in conserving the environment. At another level, however, particuarly where the work on women in fisheries has not been well understood and recognized, conservation and management initiatives have alienated and marginalized women, affecting their livelihoods and very survival. These are the issues covered by the papers under this theme.
Di Ciommo, Regina C. and Alexandre Schiavetti. Women participation in the management of a Marine Protected Area in Brazil. Ocean & Coastal Management 62 (2012) 15e23. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.02.010
  • :Role of Women,Social Issues in MPAs,Women and Resources Management
  • :Brazil

Kittitornkool J. 1996. Women in Southern Thailand Small-scale Fishing Villages: Amidst Surging Waves. Workshop on Gender Relations in Fisheries. Senegal, June 10 -18, 1996. 23p.
  • :Women and Resources Management

Brown J. 2007. Fishing for Tourists: Women Play Leadership Roles in Lagoon Management. SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin 16, March 2007, New Caledonia. 27pp.
  • :Women and Resources Management

Vunisea A. 1997. Women’s Fishing Participation in Fiji (with emphasis on women’s fisheries knowledge and skills). SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin 1, October 1997, New Caledonia. 10-13pp.
  • :Women and Resources Management

Kinch J. 2003. Marine Mollusc Use Among the Women of Brooker Island, Louisiade Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin 13, December 2003, New Caledonia. 5-14pp.
  • :Women and Resources Management

Shon T. 1998. Role of Women in Samoan Society: The Sacred Convenant. Extracted from: ‘Women and Rural Fisheries Development: A Case Study of Auala-Savaii’. SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin, Issue 2, March 1998. 7-12pp.
  • :Women and Resources Management

Report on the Women in Fisheries (WIF) Conference in Mindanao January 27-29 2004, Bonbon, Cagayan de Oro City.
  • :Women and Resources Management

Kibria MdG, Edwards P, Kelkar G and Demaine H. 1999. Women in Pond Aquaculture in the Oxbow Lakes of Bangladesh. Aquaculture Asia, Vol. 4, Issue 4. 7-14pp.
  • :Women and Resources Management

Skeleton P and South G R. 1998. Women, Marine Awareness and Marine Conservation in Samoa: Technical report, in SPC Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin 3, December 1998. 27p
  • :Women and Resources Management

WilliamsS B, Hochet-Kibongui A-M and Nauen C E. 2005. Gender, Fisheries, and Aquaculture: Social Capital and Knowledge for the Transition Towards Sustainable Use of Aquatic Ecosystems. ACP-EU Fisheries Research Report Number 16, Brussels. 32p.
  • :Women and Resources Management

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