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Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal

By Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood, Lecturer, University of St Andrews
Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas, Postdoctoral researcher, University of St Andrews
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Throughout West Africa, the artisanal fishing sector is a crucial source of livelihoods and food security. For instance, in Nigeria artisanal fishing accounts for 80% of the fish consumed and supports the livelihoods of about


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