Nilanjana Biswas

PhD Candidate

Nilanjana Biswas is a PhD candidate at Charles Darwin University’s Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL). Titled “Changing times, changing tides: Women's engagement in the Northern Territory seafood sector", the PhD explores the roles, contributions, and participation of women in Northern Territory fisheries and aquaculture from 1950 onwards to present times. Prior to joining CDU, Nilanjana worked as an independent researcher and consultant, with two decades of work experience on issues related to the small-scale fisheries, and more than three decades on gender-related issues. Associated with the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF) and with several international institutions, including the FAO and UN Women, Nilanjana's research areas have included the implementation of the voluntary guidelines on small-scale fisheries (the SSF Guidelines), aquaculture and Blue Economy development, with a focus on understanding the gender implications and the impacts of development projects on the lives and livelihoods of women in marine and coastal economies.

WISA is working towards ways to better connect with their members and all seafood women across the Australasian Seafood Industry.

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