In most fishing communities women predominate in the handling, preservation and processing of fish products, In some regions women are engaged directly in fish production, fishing from the shore, small boats or canoes, or serving as crews on boats. In many communities, women also play a major role in making and mending fishing gear. Where aquaculture is practiced, women's contribution in feeding and harvesting fish is immense.

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Cambodia: woman cleaning fish to prepare it for drying and salting
FAO photo by G. Bizzarri

More photos in this series:
  • Honduras: a group of women cultivating lettuces in a collective garden
  • Malawi: smallholder farm woman harvesting maize
  • Albania: farm woman leading her cow past a stack of hay
  • Ghana: woman cooking on an improved smokeless oven
  • China: girl with a basket of melons for her village market
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