Coasts

Gender Makes the Difference: Fisheries and aquaculture in coastal zones

This fact-sheet shows why a gender perspective is important for fishery and aquaculture policies and practices. At least 50 million women in developing countries are employed in the fishing industry, predominantly in low-grade, unskilled jobs. Sustainable coastal-marine zone management and conservation requires a clear understanding of the differences and inequalities between women and men. 

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Gender equity in coastal zone management: experiences from Tanga, Tanzania.

From its initiation in July 1994, the Tanga Coastal Zone Conservation and Development Programme (Tanga Programme) in northern Tanzania, has recognised the needs of men and women and taken explicit steps to involve them both in all steps of resource management, so that greater equity can be achieved in well-being, access to resources, participation in decision making, and control over resources.

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