Even artisanal fisheries in Senegal are part of a global trade system. Women, who were traditionally in charge of postharvest processing and marketing, are often loosing out in the modernisation process which introduces capital-intensive catching, quality control and processing methods outside their reach. Carla Zickfeld has spent the month of June 2011 researching their conditions and met some extraordinary women who are doing what they can to remain central to their family business and their communities. Read more