A recent paper published in the journal Food Security investigates an aquaculture production system in Bangladesh which is tailored towards improving nutrition and is accessible to and can be managed by women.
Evidence that small indigenous fish species can affect significant nutritional outcomes is growing. A new paper by WorldFish highlights how mola, reared alongside other fish in a polyculture system, represents the most nutritional value of the harvest.
In Bangladesh, fishing has long been seen as ‘men’s work’. It’s a social perception that ignores the vital contribution of women to fisheries—30 percent of women in rural and coastal areas are directly or indirectly engaged in small-scale fisheries—and whose increased involvement in fisheries management could lead to increased household well-being.