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During the pandemic in Costa Rica, as in all parts of the world, virtuality has undermined the abilities of local coastal communities and the small-scale artisanal fishing and mollusk gathering sectors in general to raise their voices and call attention to the situations that their commu
Climate change poses a growing risk to small scale fisheries as oceans warm, storms become more intense, and sea levels rise. Some important fishery species are seeing declines in productivity, and some species are moving away from traditional fishing grounds.
Acknowledging the role women play in fisheries, and the deep-rooted challenges they face, is essential to constructing gender-based approaches to management that allow and incentivize women’s full participation in the sector.