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Interview with Dr. Rashid Sumaila

Interview with Dr. Rashid Sumaila

Dr. Rashid Sumaila is a prominent Fisheries Economist and UBC who is deeply interested in how economics, through integration with ecology and other disciplines, can be applied to ensure sustainable use of environmental resources.

Dona Vera. Photo By Laura Honda

How many women fish in Brazil?

In many parts of the world, including Brazil, fishing is considered a male domain. The generally accepted division of labour has men going out to catch fish while women stay onshore to process, sell and do other fishing-related activities. However, looking a little deeper, we can see that this division is neither clear nor stable.