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New book on gender and fisheries in South Pacific.

A new book providing a fresh look, through a gender lens, at Pacific fisheries issues is about to be published in Fiji by the University of the South Pacific USP is owned by the governments of 12 Pacific Island countries: the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. . Written by Pacific Islanders in collaboration with Canadian academics, Pacific Voices: Equity and Sustainability in Pacific Island Fisheries highlights the challenges facing small scale and subsistence fisheries, the labor conditions in fish processing and marketing, and lessons to be learned from evolving community-based management institutions in the South Pacific. The authors argue that the importance of subsistence fishing traditionally conducted by women has remained undervalued Undervalued

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 and, for the most part, unstudied. They maintain that the fisheries resources that feed many South Pacific peoples are now at risk, particularly from the over fishing that is driven by processes of modernization and the commodification Commodification (or commoditization) is the transformation of what is normally a non-commodity into a commodity, or, in other words, to assign value. As the word commodity has distinct meanings in business and in Marxist theory, commodification  of marine resources. And they conclude that the need for effective and equitable management is clear and urgent. The book is based on several case studies coordinated by Irene Novaczek of the University of Prince Edward Island The university was incorporated in 1969 with the merger of its predecessor institutions, Prince of Wales College (PWC) and St. Dunstan's University (SDU). Its campus is located on the SDU campus. , and will provide new understandings of the importance of the inshore in·shore  
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 fisheries and the role that women play as fishers and resource managers in the South Pacific. Funding for the studies was provided by C-SPOD.
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Publication:Tok Blong Pacifik
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:0PACI
Date:Sep 22, 2004
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