In Nicaragua, as in other parts of Central America, opportunities for women to find work are scarce.Commercial fishing is a significant part of the economy, yet women are mostly excluded from any managerial decision-making.And we’ll be regularly asking you for your feedback on a specific issue or topic.We also expect to work together with the reader who asked the winning questions to find the answer together.Creating a sustainable oyster farming program would provide a secure, sustainable source of food and income, while restoring the threatened native shellfish populations.
The Ostional oyster cooperative celebrated its first harvest in 2016, and the local women continue to gain more respect as leaders, fishers, and ocean stewards in their community.
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