Women's fishing in Oceania

Chapman M.D. (1987) Women's fishing in Oceania. Human Ecology, 15 3: 267-288. doi:10.1007/BF00888026


Author Chapman M.D.
Title Women's fishing in Oceania
Journal name Human Ecology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0300-7839
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00888026
Volume 15
Issue 3
Start page 267
End page 288
Total pages 22
Publisher Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Subject 3314 Anthropology
3312 Sociology and Political Science
2301 Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
Abstract Women's fishing in Oceania has been overlooked in most subsistence studies in the region and, as a consequence, there are few quantitative data available upon which to base an assessment of its importance. However, in the present study, the few data available on women's fishing in Oceania are examined, and these show that women contribute significantly to marine food yields in the region. Also, it is suggested that the highly regular nature of women's fishing makes women more reliable, and therefore more effective than men as suppliers of protein for subsistence. The implications of these findings for future development policies in the region are then discussed.
Keyword environmental knowledge
fisheries policy
Oceania
protein nutrition
women's fishing
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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