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A Gender Perspective on Securing Livelihoods and Nutrition in Fish-dependent Coastal Communities

Authors: 
Elizabeth Matthews,
Jamie Bechtel,
Easkey Britton ,
Karl Morrison ,
Caleb McClennen
Organizational Authors: 
Wildlife Conservation Society
Year Published: 
2012

Women and men play different roles in fishing communities around the world, however in all communities the failure to engage women in management efforts results in lost opportunities to improve conservation practices and ensure secure, viable livelihoods. Through this project we have identified a portfolio of opportunities around the world where understanding gender dynamics more broadly and engaging women specifically can provide positive and long-lasting environmental change and improve coastal and fisheries management efforts.

The overall goal of this project is to provide a contextualized assessment of opportunities for improving the livelihoods of people involved in small-scale fisheries and marine conservation by focusing on the impacts of gender dynamics and women’s engagement.

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