Study on women’s place in the French seafood industry

July 2017. The French authorities launched a public tender to conduct “A diagnostic on the role and activity of women in the fisheries and aquaculture industries, including production, port activities, processing, trading and marketing”. This study was initiated under the combined influence of the European Commission which is reinforcing its gender mainstreaming policy in all sectors and also of a recent French public policy on professional gender equality. Two members of WSI (the president and the director) have been commissioned to conduct the study.


Results have been published in July 2017 and presented to the French industry in December 2017..

The complete report is accessible here.

The summary is available here.


The study is under the responsibility of FranceAgriMer, a public administrative organization under State supervision, charged with the promotion and development of the agriculture and fisheries industries.