Welcome   Sponsored By
Subscribe | Register | Advertise | Newsletter | About us | Contact us

In the jobs there are more men in technical positions, in administrative tasks more women.

Women in aquaculture, lower paid and far from 'command' positions

Click on the flag for more information about Spain SPAIN
Thursday, May 19, 2022, 05:00 (GMT + 9)

The "glass ceilings" reach the Spanish aquaculture, where women only cover 30% of jobs occupying positions that, generally, are subject to a lower salary and are hardly present in management positions or among the owners of the companies .

The person in charge of the production and commercialization plans of the Aquaculture Business Association of Spain (Apromar), by its acronym in Spanish, Garazi Rodríguez, has reported in an interview with Efe that "the glass ceiling is very clear" in fish farming.

"They have fewer positions of responsibility than men, lower salary conditions and there are hardly any companies with women managers or owners," she pointed out.

However, she has pointed out that Spanish scientists are gaining prominence in research related to aquaculture.

Women aquaculture workers in numbers

Women account for 28.5% of employment in marine aquaculture, with 4,033 workers (out of a total of 14,152 employees) and in continental aquaculture they account for 20%, with 193 of the 981 employees, according to data from the Plan for Gender Equality in the Fishing and Aquaculture Sector, corresponding to 2019.

They work mainly in "field" tasks that involve activities abroad -in fish farms, marshes, salt flats- or those with little automation of processes and high physical load, according to the plan, published by the General Secretariat of Fisheries.

Rodríguez differentiates between productions such as molluscs, in Galicia, where there is a strong presence of women, and, on the other hand, marine aquaculture or freshwater fish, where there is less inclusion of female workers.

In the jobs there are more men in technical positions, in administrative tasks more women.

According to the gender index of the Apromar Sustainability Report, in trout production, more linked to rural and inland areas, the female presence is 13% while in the microalgae segment, more innovative, it rises to 42%.
According to a survey included in said report, only 22% of managerial positions are held by women.

Increases female interest

Rodríguez has highlighted the growing female interest in a sector that, like sea fishing, has traditionally been for men and in which women found it more difficult to join due to reconciliation with family responsibilities that they did not have.

But for this integration, he has opined, the activity must gain "attractiveness" in terms of salary improvements and access to financing and entrepreneurship.

From the outset, aquaculture is a primary production, which requires adaptation to schedules and seasons such as the "sowing" of fingerlings, in which work is intensified.

In the opinion of the Apromar spokesperson, the efforts to promote equality must be made visible and for this it is important that companies have quality certificates controlled by audits that prove "that things are done well".

On the other hand, she added that parity is being promoted within Apromar's applied research projects and in the creation of groups of experts.

However, she has stated that closing the gender gap is the task of the administrations and not only by sector, because in aquaculture there are no problems in hiring female workers.

Economic challenges

Rodríguez has recognized that the development of aquaculture is stagnant in Spain, despite being a production "more sustainable and with a lower carbon footprint" than that of other foods.

She has opposed this stagnation to the expansion of world fish farming and has attributed it to "bureaucratic and administrative problems" in Spain where, for example, to obtain a license for a facility it takes an average of four years, a "barrier" that « discourages” investment and entrepreneurship.

She has assured that in the country there is the knowledge, the scientists and the adequate aquatic conditions to cultivate fish or shellfish.

“We have a sector with international or even multinational companies that could expand, since Spain imports more fish than it generates. Spanish aquaculture is ready”, according to Rodríguez, who has highlighted its labor value to provide quality of life to coastal and rural areas with difficulties in establishing other types of companies.

Author/Source: Mercedes Salas | EFE




Click to know how to advertise in FIS
Jun 29, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
PRODUCE authorize the extraction of bonito for vessels with fishing permits
Jun 29, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Investigation into ammonia leak on Spanish tuna vessel begins in Seychelles
Jun 29, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Tassal entry is not Cooke’s first rodeo
Jun 29, 04:50 (GMT + 9):
New shrimp prospecting and closure of subarea 15
Jun 29, 04:00 (GMT + 9):
The Norwegian Pelagic Fishing Course in Week 25
Jun 29, 00:00 (GMT + 9):
Other Media | Industrias Pesqueras: CeDePesca affirms that the certification of Argentine shrimp is
Jun 28, 10:30 (GMT + 9):
Exports with a slight drop in May
Jun 28, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Successful smolt release
South Korea
Jun 28, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Corean import of frozen boiled welk meat
Jun 28, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Fujian's first abalone processing industrial park settled in Putian Xiuyu
Russian Federation
Jun 28, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Japan will not fish for salmon in the economic zone of the Russian Federation
New Zealand
Jun 28, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
NZ King Salmon's Blue Endeavour may require a capital raise
United States
Jun 28, 07:00 (GMT + 9):
Current Foods Closes $18M Seed Round to Launch Plant-Based Smoked Salmon into Retail
European Union
Jun 28, 01:00 (GMT + 9):
Unilateral quotas on mackerel established by Norway and Faroe Islands
Jun 28, 00:50 (GMT + 9):
Frozen tuna presentation │ Toyosu Market │ until 21-June-2022

Patagonian toothfish: US-UK diplomatic friction over fishing off the Falkland's
United States The following is an excerpt from an article published by Associated Press: MIAMI (AP) — It's one of the most expensive fish in the world. It sells for $32 a pound (450 grams) in Whole Foods s...
The Argentine Government denounces British ships for illegal fishing in the vicinity of the South Georgia Islands
Argentina The Foreign Ministry warned about the irregularity and considered that the United Kingdom does not comply with the regulations The Argentine Foreign Ministry denounced today that British-flagged fi...
Exports with a slight drop in May
Argentina According to data provided by CAPECA, foreign sales registered a 1.6% decline compared to the same period in 2021. In the first 5 months of 2022 there were sales of 674 million dollars. The biggest fa...
Pacific fishery council recommends tuna catch limit
Guam The Western and Central Pacific Fishery Council has recommended setting a 2023 catch limit of 2,000 metric tons of bigeye tuna each for Guam, the Northern Marianas and American Samoa. “Each U...

Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Nichirei Corporation - Headquarters
Pesquera El Golfo S.A.
Ventisqueros - Productos del Mar Ventisqueros S.A
Wärtsilä Corporation - Wartsila Group Headquarters
ITOCHU Corporation - Headquarters
BAADER - Nordischer Maschinenbau Rud. Baader GmbH+Co.KG (Head Office)
Inmarsat plc - Global Headquarters
Marks & Spencer
Tesco PLC (Supermarket) - Headquarters
Sea Harvest Corporation (PTY) Ltd. - Group Headquarters
I&J - Irvin & Johnson Holding Company (Pty) Ltd.
AquaChile S.A. - Group Headquarters
Pesquera San Jose S.A.
Nutreco N.V. - Head Office
CNFC China National Fisheries Corporation - Group Headquarters
W. van der Zwan & Zn. B.V.
SMMI - Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance Co., Ltd. - Headquarters
Icicle Seafoods, Inc
Starkist Seafood Co. - Headquearters
Trident Seafoods Corp.
American Seafoods Group LLC - Head Office
Marel - Group Headquarters
SalMar ASA - Group Headquarters
Sajo Industries Co., Ltd
Hansung Enterprise Co.,Ltd.
BIM - Irish Sea Fisheries Board (An Bord Iascaigh Mhara)
CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
COPEINCA ASA - Corporacion Pesquera Inca S.A.C.
Chun Cheng Fishery Enterprise Pte Ltd.
VASEP - Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters & Producers
Gomes da Costa
Furuno Electric Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
NISSUI - Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. - Group Headquarters
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (Headquarter)
Hagoromo Foods Co., Ltd.
Koden Electronics Co., Ltd. (Headquarters)
A.P. Møller - Maersk A/S - Headquarters
BVQI - Bureau Veritas Quality International (Head Office)
UPS - United Parcel Service, Inc. - Headquarters
Brim ehf (formerly HB Grandi Ltd) - Headquarters
Hamburg Süd Group - (Headquearters)
Armadora Pereira S.A. - Grupo Pereira Headquarters
Costa Meeresspezialitäten GmbH & Co. KG
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Headquarters)
Mowi ASA (formerly Marine Harvest ASA) - Headquarters
Marubeni Europe Plc -UK-
Findus Ltd
Icom Inc. (Headquarter)
WWF Centroamerica
Oceana Group Limited
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. - Headquarters
Friosur S.A. - Headquarters
Cargill, Incorporated - Global Headquarters
Benihana Inc.
Leardini Pescados Ltda
CJ Corporation  - Group Headquarters
Greenpeace International - The Netherlands | Headquarters
David Suzuki Foundation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada -Communications Branch-
Mitsui & Co.,Ltd - Headquarters
NOREBO Group (former Ocean Trawlers Group)
Natori Co., Ltd.
Carrefour Supermarket - Headquarters
FedEx Corporation - Headquarters
Cooke Inc. - Group Headquarters
AKBM - Aker BioMarine ASA
Seafood Choices Alliance -Headquarter-
Austevoll Seafood ASA
Walmart | Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Supermarket) - Headquarters
New Japan Radio Co.Ltd (JRC) -Head Office-
Gulfstream JSC
Marine Stewardship Council - MSC Worldwide Headquarters
Royal Dutch Shell plc (Headquarter)
Genki Sushi Co.,Ltd -Headquarter-
Iceland Pelagic ehf
AXA Assistance Argentina S.A.
Caterpillar Inc. - Headquarters
Tiger Brands Limited
National Geographic Society
AmazonFresh, LLC - AmazonFresh

Copyright 1995 - 2022 Seafood Media Group Ltd.| All Rights Reserved.   DISCLAIMER