Women’s engagement in aquaculture is plays an important role in the sector. But although women account for large percentage of total workers, they frequently see less return than men for their work.

Women are essential to the aquaculture industry. WorldFish explains that “women have a vital role in fisheries and aquaculture — as fishers, fish farmers, processors and traders.” Most women work in post-harvest roles, including 90 percent of jobs tied to processing in developing countries. 1

To highlight the role that woman play in the aquaculture sector, take a look at our series “Woman working in aquaculture”:

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