• Beatrice Tamagnini
  • Nicole Haines

The fishing industry lacks awareness of gender equality and the environmental issues which pose a threat to our oceans. Ninety per cent of the world’s fish stocks are either fully fished or over-exploited and yet the livelihood of over 500 million people in developing countries depend on fisheries and agriculture. Within the industry, women represent around half of the total workforce and yet they are often excluded from decision-making and face greater barriers including sexism, sexual harassment and issues of safety. The support for equal gender opportunities, rights and sustainable processes will be crucial in order to achieve progress. Here at BBLS, we want to raise awareness of the impact the global fishing industry has on the environment and human rights. Southbank, London - February 2020 Have a look at