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Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin #05

Number 5 - September 1999


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Fax +687 263818

Production: Information Section, Marine Resources Division, SPC, BP D5, 98848 Noumea Cedex, New Caledonia. Fax +687 263818.

Prepared with financial assistance from Australia, France and New Zealand.

Editor's note

This issue of the bulletin reports on the activities of the SPC Community Fisheries Section, and includes the preliminary findings of the Tuvalu field survey, a workshop in Wallis and Futuna, the SPC Heads of Fisheries Meeting and future work of the Section.

News from around the region includes a call for the issue of gender to be included in the trade and aid pact between the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations, a new fish market now completed and open in Nauru, a record harvest of black pearls for the Solomon Islands and a report on women and fisheries in Wallis and Futuna.

Outside the region we have an essay on the Stakeholder Approach to Fisheries Management from the Bay of Bengal Programme, community efforts in halting dynamite fishing in Tanzania, Africa and news of bad conditions for women workers in fish processing factories in Chile, South America.

Details and reviews of books and publications appear at the end of this issue.

Once again, as with every bulletin, we are asking for articles and pictures. The bulletin is distributed widely throughout the region and is therefore a very good way of spreading news of what is happening in your country in the field of small-scale fisheries. DonÕt get left out! If you donÕt think your country is well-represented by the information in the bulletin then you can do something about it. Send us an article! Information you might like to have published in the next issue could include:

  • fishing techniques and equipment,
  • research activities,
  • development and management projects,
  • community initiatives (cooperatives, local projects),
  • training opportunities,
  • conferences,
  • books and publications,
  • issues that may impact on fishing communities (forestry, agriculture, tourism, pollution etc).

We also welcome any questions, requests for information, contact addresses and other relevant information about institutions and individuals who should be receiving this bulletin. Articles can be in French or English and the bulletin is published separately in both languages. Inquiries and articles should be addressed to:

Lyn Lambeth

Secretariat of the South Pacific BP D5 98848

Noumea Cedex New Caledonia

Ph +687 262000

Fax +687 263818

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The beche-de-mer divers of Ontong Java Atoll.
Gillett R., Lam M. (pdf: 38 KB)
The fisherwomen of Futuna
Lambeth L. (pdf: 59 KB)
Village-based marine resource management in Samoa
Mollica M. (pdf: 39 KB)
Coming together to manage fisheries: Answers to frequently asked questions on the stakeholder approach to fisheries management.
Roy R. (pdf: 47 KB)

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