Women in Fisheries Bulletin #36

This 36th edition of the Pacific Community’s Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin has 15 original articles from the Pacific Islands region and beyond. As we all emerge from the global pandemic to a “brave new world”, I feel uplifted by the inspirational stories and work that is happening in the gender and fisheries and aquaculture space, and how much we can all learn from each other. The current bulletin features the significant investments being made in Fiji and Kiribati to support women in the maritime sector. The first female crew set course for the Pacific offshore fishing industry, while the Kiribati Women in Maritime Association launched its 2022‒2027 Strategic Plan. Tonie Kattil-deBrum shares the key findings from her Master’s research on the practices, experiences and observations of Marshallese women about their environment, society and economy, including their roles in natural resource management. Chelcia Gomese highlights the importance of Indigenous aquatic freshwater foods for rural women in Solomon Islands, while Ayodele Oloko explores gender and food taboos in fisheries of the Global South. We welcome a number of new lead authors to the bulletin: Tonie K. Kattil-deBrum, Shaunalee Katafono, Margaret Von Rotz and Caroline Vieux.

Sangeeta Mangubhai