Fishing and fish processing are male‑dominated activities in the EU. Men provide the main labour on board fishing vessels and the majority of fishing boats and aquaculture farms are owned by men. However, in most fishing communities women play a key role and make significant contributions to the industry. Despite their contribution, women remain largely invisible and their roles unacknowledged.

Further information

Maritime affairs and fisheries on EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming platform

EIGE's Gender Mainstreaming platform