In deepening our engagement with social issues, IPNLF turned its attention to the vital, yet often under-recognised roles women are playing throughout one-by-one tuna supply chains and in the seafood industry generally. We convened a session on this topic at the SeaWeb Seafood Summit 2016, presenting the IPNLF video entitled ‘Women at the Water-Front’, which – through the voices of women we work with – highlights many crucial contributions.
In July 2016, an IPNLF-supported research student from Dalhousie University Marine Management programme began research into the roles of women in Maldivian one-by-one fisheries, presenting results at the 6th Global Symposium on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries - more on this research to come.
We also participated in the International Women’s Day ‘Pledge for Parity’ campaign. Throughout 2016 and beyond, IPNLF will continue to raise the profile of women in the seafood industry and embed issues of gender parity into our social research agenda.