22 September

Queens of the Sea: Women in Fishing

Torino-Lingotto Fiere

Traditionally, fishing is often a male activity.

However, there are also female fishers, and the presence of women in fish processing is well attested. Women often work in cooperative organizations to take care of the preparation of fish before it is put on the market: They dry it, smoke it, salt it, and preserve it in oil. We will listen to the testimonies of women from the Slow Fish network, opening our curiosity to the complexity of their skills and craft.


  • Doña Ernestina António Chipita, Angola, Fish transformer and executive director of the cooperative Centro de Salga e Seca de Apoio às Mulheres Processadoras;
  • Akeisha Clarke, Grenada, Fisherwoman, farmer and activist. Representative of « Petite Martinique Women in Action »;
  • Hilda Adams, Weskus Mandjie, Fisherwoman, farmer and activist. Representative of « Petite Martinique Women in Action »;
  • Jucilene Viana Jovelino, Brazil, Quilombo Kaonge, Oyster Food Community, Bahía;
  • Aurizania Delgado Monteiro, Cape Verde, Fisher and producer;
  • Adelaida Lim, Filipino; She is working to not forget the methods of a traditional Philiippine’s sauce;
  • Alice Miller, Researcher and Director IPNLF (International Pole and Line Foundation);
  • Hasanah Kehmasaw, Thailand, Chatjaporn Loyplew, Representatives of the fisherfolk Social Enterprise Thailand.

ModeratorClaudia Orlandini, LIFE (Low impact Fisheries of Europe), Italy, Aktea Women in Fishing and aquaculture network; Communications responsible of Low Impact Fisheries of Europe (LIFE) platform.

The Terra Madre thematic Forums are presented by delegates of the network and are open to the public as long as seats are available.

Priority entrance reserved for delegates. Access requires registration on site.

22 September

11:00 - 13:00

Food for Change – Slow Fish – Pad. 2/Pav. 2