Women in artisanal fishing: Interview with Ms. Ramatoulaye Barry, leader of a group of female fishmongers in Conakry.

What are the assessments of women in fishing about the impact of globalisation and their prospects of a better tomorrow? This is the first in a series of interviews Mundus maris intends to conduct with women, consistent with the importance it attributes to the gender dimension in its agenda. Whenever the opportunity arises, we want to hear from the women involved in the exploitation and along the value chains of the sector.

Indeed, we have the ambition to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by meetings, conferences and other travel to collect the views of women leaders whom we meet in the most diverse cultural contexts. The aim is not only to see how the women concerned appreciate the impacts of globalisation by collecting and sharing their most spontaneous expressions in the most faithful manner, but also to inquire about their own future perspectives, what alternatives they might see to current affairs, if these are not satisfactory. What do they see as the most promising strategies and actions at local, sub-regional and international levels. This is why we made a start with listening to Ms. Ramatoulaye Barry, a female fishmonger and leader of a women's association operating at the Boulbinet artisanal fishing port in Conakry, Guinea.

We want to listen to the women in the fishing industry themselves and make their views and comments known. Click here to read the entire interview.