The 27th issue of the Secretariat of Pacific Communities, Women in Fisheries Bulletin was released in December 2017. It is a valuable read highlighting gender roles in coastal fisheries, women’s fishing activities in urban and rural communities, and gender issues in development.
In first article Cherie Morris and Shirleen Bala, describe the harvesting and marketing sites of the seagrapes Caulerpa racemosa.. Approximately 70% of the crop is from the Yasawa Islands in the Western Division – “Changing patterns in household membership, changing economic activities and roles of men and women in Matokana Village, Onoilau.”
Cherie Morris in the Yasawas
In the second paper Veikila Vuki describes the changing economic activities in an isolated island in Fiji – “Changing patterns in household membership, changing economic activities and respective roles of men and women in Matoka Village, Onoilau, Fiji Islands”.
Veikila Vuki and Aliti Vunisea detail relevant statistics on gender and cultural issues in the third paper, “Gender issues in cultur
Aliti Vunisea’s paper on “The participation of women in fishing activities in Fiji” describes how indigenous women fishers are engaged in Fiji’s fisheries sector in various ways. She maintains that women’s role in the fisheries sector is critical but is still poorly understood, undervalued and underappreciated, as is their role in the fisheries supply chains.
Olha Krushelnystka report “Towards gender-equitable fisheries management in Solomon Islands”, identifies gaps in the social and economic opportunities and constraints for women in the fisheries sector in Solomon Islands and analyses women’s involvement in the supply chains of the tuna fisheries and coastal fisheries sectors of Solomon Islands.
The contents listing is
Supply chain and marketing of seagrapes, Caulerpa racemosa (Forsskaål) J. Agardh (Chlorophyta: Caulerpaceae) in Fiji
Morris C.,Bala S. (pdf: 843 KB)
Changing patterns in household membership, changing economic activities and roles of men and women in Matokana Village, Onoilau, Fiji
Vuki V. (pdf: 887 KB)
Gender issues in culture, agriculture and fisheries in Fiji
Vuki V.,Vunisea A. (pdf: 345 KB)
The participation of women in fishing activities in Fiji
Vunisea A. (pdf: 409 KB)
Toward gender-equitable fisheries management in Solomon Islands
Krushelnytska O. (pdf: 837 KB)
True gender champion recognised
Anon. (pdf: 594 KB)
Veikila Vuki: Cultivating the sharing of information on aqua women
Anon. (pdf: 210 KB)