Around the world, women are working to end harmful fisheries subsidies and keep fisheries afloat. This International Women’s Day, we are celebrating their contributions, achievements, and continued efforts to stop funding overfishing!
Women are an integral part of our world’s fisheries, accounting for nearly 50% of people working in capture fisheries and outnumbering men engaged in inland and post-harvest activities, yet they are often underrepresented in fisheries organizations with their work undervalued and overlooked by policy-makers.
As harmful fisheries subsidies continue, women will likely be disproportionately impacted as overfishing heightens the inequalities already present in the fishing sector.
With lives and livelihoods on the line, these scientists, fishers, advocates, and leaders are taking action, calling attention to the critical state of world fisheries and the urgent need for ocean action by world leaders.
Meet the women making waves and leading the way to end harmful fisheries subsidies.