Capturing the value of fisheries using photovoice

Men and women contribute to fisheries in many ways. However, women’s contribution to coastal fisheries is often not counted and is less recognised in the Pacific. Furthermore, most data collected in the Pacific on fisheries are quantitative, thus missing some important questions that can only be addressed with qualitative research. In particular, how women and men view and value their own roles in fisheries (including decision-making) are not visible in these statistics. Photovoice is a participatory method that will provide a platform for women and men in coastal communities to share their experiences and their voices through photography.
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