Women in fisheries – challenges and opportunities in the Mediterranean, Black Sea

Tunisia fisherwoman

New top-level study sheds light on the crucial roles women have in the seafood economy, as well as the risks and difficulties that they face

Women work just under a third of all fishing-related jobs in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea but persisting biases mean their true contributions to the economies of coastal fishing communities continue to be underestimated, finds a new study from the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM).

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