One worker in two in the seafood industry is a woman. Worldwide, the seafood industry – all activities included – gives work to 120 million people, half of which are women. They account for more than 15% of all those directly engaged in the fisheries primary sector, with the percentage exceeding 20% in inland water fisheries.1
These figures probably do not include women occupied in the job of cleaning molluscs, crustaceans, small fish and algae in the intertidal zones, shallow waters and reefs for subsistence purposes. Their numbers, activities and fishing activities remain largely ignored.
Women dominate the labour-intensive processing industry, representing ...
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