Empowering women in marine communities to mitigate the impacts of climate change

  • 26/09/2019
  • WWF

While 80-90% of the workforce in the global seafood processing industry and 70% of the aquaculture processing workforce is female, these positions exemplify gender disparity as they are mainly low-skilled, low-paid and low-valued jobs. Women play a key role in ensuring food security and sustainability of the global seafood sector, yet the knowledge, skills and decision-making tactics of both women and men are currently absent from discourse on natural resource management and adaptation to climate change. This WWF policy brief unveils the crucial role this group of stakeholders will play in the European and global sustainable blue economy.