On the 5th and 6th of November Katia Frangoudes and Marja Bekendam represented AKTEA at the First International Conference on Women in Fisheries organized by the Spanish government in Santiago de Compostela. The conference started with the presentation of the « Santiago de Compostela Declaration » for Equal Opportunities in the Fisheries and Aquaculture Sectors.
The Press Release is available here: https://www.mapa.gob.es/es/prensa/181105declaracionconferenciamujerespesca_tcm30-485039.pdf
Marja Bekendam states: “This declaration is a recognition of women’s work at sea and ashore. We hope to hear how it will lead to a formal recognition of the work women do. The implementation of directive (2010/41/EU) would be a great step forward for women who work with different tides, in all kinds of weather and working conditions every day”.