Gender issues in Pacific Islands fisheries

This report examines national, regional and international articles, documents, field reports and books written on women in development, gender in development, women in fisheries, and the assessment, management and development of Pacific Islands tuna fisheries.

Studies show that men and women are both involved in all aspects of the tuna industry with most women found in the processing (small scale and commercial) and marketing for the domestic market. Most men are found in the capture and commercial marketing areas.

Value-Adding to Fish - Business Manual

This business report provides practical guidelines to assist existing entrepreneurs in the Pacific Island fishing business community with the setting up of sustainable and profitable seafood value-added businesses making value-added products from target species and the by-products of tuna fisheries. Download chapters below.

Introduction to DEVFISH

The Development of Tuna Fisheries in the Pacific ACP Countries Project (DEVFISH) is a European Union funded regional project, with the objective of increasing the economic benefits to Pacific Island countries from tuna fisheries. It aims to do this by creating the right policy and economic environment for the further development of fishing and processing operations, with emphasis on the private sector.
FFA’s Strategic Plan has two work programmes – Management and Development. DEVFISH is the lead donor-funded project in the Development area.

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