Women in Fisheries in the Philippines

Ida M. Siason


Fishing has been identified as an occupation dominated by men because of the image that only men go out to sea in their fishing boats. For this reason, industry studies and statistical data are about men. Women who are also fisherfolk because they are engaged in pre- and post- catch activities are rendered invisible. This paper presents women's situation in and contribution to the fishing industry which has ranked the Philippines as the 11th amongst fish-producing countries.

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