From the South Pacific to the Caribbean small-scale fisherwomen and processing operators are be the bedrock of food security in many communities, bringing home dependable income and healthy protein when other sources fail.
Their work nurtures their families and can dramatically impact conservation efforts — yet they have been all but ignored by researchers and policymakers.
These are the conclusions of this Oceana report/study that you should read from here please.
Is a sobering reading and I agree (based on my own personal experience) to most of it.
Furthermore, while in my line of work most of my colleagues and bosses are male, the few where I had woman colleagues and specially bosses have been the best in terms of the working relationships and the results achieved. Somehow the ego/testosterone driven issues placate and everyone looks into results. I wish this was to happen more often.