Gender equality in aquaculture: why is important

    "The responsibility falls on the companies. Employing directly into the sector and in early education," Ashleigh Currie, Business Development Manager and Fish Health R&D at FiiZK.

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    As in any other sector, we can all agree that gender equality only brings wealth and prosperity to all agents. It has been a long journey and it is still necessary. Although prudently we can say that the world mentality has begun to change.

    It is beginning to be an almost popular belief that the prosperity of humanity is only possible if we have the presence of women in all aspects of professional life.

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    Also in aquaculture, more women are graduating and specializing in this sector. Women are starting to get more qualified jobs. Besides, we can almost glimpse full parity at the end of the tunnel.

    Even so, women in aquaculture still find it difficult to participate in large-scale aquaculture production, post-harvest industrial, and value-addition processes. Positions of owners, managers, and executives in larger enterprises should have more women presence.

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