India Mainstreaming Gender and Fisheries

FAO - ICSF's Project on Support the social, economic and environmental transformation of the small-scale fisheries sector towards its better contribution to food security and poverty eradication as a result of improved policies, strategies and initiatives


International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) Trust
22,First floor, Venkatrathinam Nagar,
Adyar, Chennai-600 020,
Phone: 91 44 24451217 / 216


  • Mainstreaming gender into fisheries policies and legislation


  • Organize workshop/s in partnership with CSOs/NGOs to develop action points on the SSF Guidelines for the Implementation Plan of the National Policy on Marine Fisheries with special emphasis on the vulnerable and marginalized groups
  • Organize a national workshop of local governments to raise awareness about the SSF Guidelines
  • Organize a national workshop based on the SSF Guidelines on mainstreaming gender into fisheries policies and legislation
  • Organize a national workshop on improving inland fisheries governance by adapting the SSF Guidelines

National Workshop: The SSF Guidelines and Mainstreaming Gender into Fisheries Policies and Legislation, YWCA of Madras International Guest House, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, 18 to 20 August 2019

Concept Note

Brainstorming Session for the National Workshop on Enhancing Capacities of Women Fishworkers in India for the Implementation of the SSF Guidelines, Ashir Bhawan, Ernakulam, Kerala, 15-16 May, 2019

Gender and Fisheries Support Schemes

Marine fisheries census 2005 and 2010 on Gender and fisheries 
  • MFC 2005: Gender and fisheries compilation (XLS)
  • MFC 2010: Gender and fisheries compilation (XLS)
  • MFC Gender-wise Fishing Allied Activities 2005 and 2010 compilation (PPT)
Marine fisheries census 2005 and 2010 on Educational status of fishing Communities in India

  • MFC 2005: Educational status of fishing Communities compilation (XLS)
  • MFC 2010: Educational status of fishing Communities compilation (XLS)
  • MFC Educational status of fishing Communities 2005 and 2010 compilation (PPT)


Press Release



5. National Policy on Marine Fisheries, 2017: Women in fisheries management -Nalini Nayak, Venugopalan N and Manas Roshan

Group Discussion



  • Social development needs of coastal communities
  • Financial and technical support for women in fisheries, according to the schemes available in their states

Tamil Nadu

West Bengal

  • How can the health and education indicators of fishing families in our state be improved --- suggestions to government?
  • What financial and technical support do the women fishworkers in our state need –based on schemes available in our state?

Group Photo (jpg)