Portraits of Change: Women In Fishing Working For Sustainability

It’s not just men in the fishing sector who are impacted by climate change, overfishing, and COVID-19 — women are too.  Women like Alexia Jaurez of Sonora, Mexico, who is featured in this Environmental Defense Fund video, do the important work of monitoring the catch and the price, and most importantly determining how many more fish can be caught before the fishery reaches its fishing quota.

In Sonora last year, COVID-19 caused major disruptions in the markets for their fish and many were closed, making the fish they caught very hard to sell.  It was a blow to the community.  Alexia says that the pandemic helped them realize the importance of fishing to their way of life and why they must ensure sustainable fishing practices today to provide for future generations.  In honor of Women’s History Month, we are amplifying Alexia’s voice!

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