How Women in Coastal Fisheries are Adapting to Climate Change

March 4, 2021

mother and her baby selling fish at the market.

In major fish-producing countries, like Indonesia and the Philippines, women are taking on leadership roles in fisheries management and helping coastal communities adapt to climate change.

Facing super typhoons, illegal fishing, changing weather patterns, and a smaller fish catch, fishers, traders, municipal officers, and small business owners like Saribulan, Nurlini, Susan, Gina, and Hasrawati are part of a growing number of women taking charge of their coastal natural resources.