Video Competition

What is not visible doesn’t exist

“One in every two seafood workers is a woman, yet women are over-represented in lowest paid and lowest valued positions, and very few at leadership positions… Women are essential contributors to this important food industry, but they remain invisible, including to policy makers. There is a need to increase awareness about their role in this industry and to recognize the value they bring.”

This is because what is not visible doesn’t exist that in March 2017 MATIS in cooperation with WSI launched a video competition inviting men and women to tell us the story of women in the Seafood industry, to bring attention to gaps and challenges experienced by Women in Seafood, to cast light on positive initiatives.

The 2019 Video Competition has been launched on February 1st, 2019.

Share with us in a short films (less than 4mn) what you have observed or experienced as a woman involved in the seafood industry.

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Winners of 2019

First prize Women of the Arousa Sea, (Spain) : “The best! Touching, strong, positive, with context and showing diverse angles of women at sea”.

Women of the Arousa Sea

Second prize Oyster farming in Wadatar (India). “Very interesting and positive initiative, where women overcome prejudices and opposition and go in the water.”

Oyster farming in Wadatar

Third prize Truchas arapa, or The Aquaculture women of Lake Arapa (Peru). “A promising aquaculture initiative where Reyna Callata Chaco a very inspirational role model provides good leadership to other women.”

The Aquaculture women of Lake Arapa

WSI Prize of Excellence 2019 Leadership des femmes transformatrices au Sénégal (Senegal): “Excellent video – great music and visuals, where women were at the front and innovations current and important.”

WSI Prize of Excellence 2019 Women with tradition (Peru) “A one family business inspirational for other families in the community”.

Special WSI mention to Mujeres del mar, (Mexico) “Very good example of the work of a community in which women share experiences”

Special WSI mention to Mujeres a bordo (Spain) “Highlights the key issue of prejudices met on land but not on board. Excellent lesson to those who do not believe a woman can do it (meaning go at sea)!”

Winners of the Competition 2018

Winners of the Competition 2017