For its third edition the WSI video competition 2019 has hit a record with 32 entries from 14 countries, a 88% increase compared to 2018. The international jury including highly recognised professionals (see below) has struggled a bit to select the best videos, as “all of them tell a story worth sharing”
This year the videos of very high standards pay a wonderful tribute to women working in the seafood sector, their commitment, their resilience and their love to their work. All actors of these videos, directors and real characters, should be warmly congratulated.” Marie Christine Monfort, WSI President. “The WSI video competition made me feel wonderful moments by navigating through the experiences of positive, tough and pro-active women from all over the world. Most are examples that should be shared, serving as models for engaging women in pro-active decisions and sustainable practices toward a better world.” Alpina Begossi, Professor at Ecomar/Unisanta, Brazil. “The standard of all the films was high, and they demonstrated the many ways in which women are active throughout the seafood industry. There were happy tales and sad tales, tales of bravery and perseverance, and tales of the struggle against circumstance. A couple of films even brought a tear to my eye. All the women should be congratulated on their outstanding efforts; they left me in awe.” Nicki Holmyard, journalist, UK
This third edition has received the support of the French Development Agency (AFD) and the International Association for Fish Inspectors. MATIS from Iceland a loyal support to WSI supplies every year the technical logistics.
“We are happy to announce that the 2020 edition is open and we look forward to receiving new wonderful testimonies from all over the world, making visible the two often invisible yet paramount contribution of women to the seafood industry.” Concludes Monfort.
Members of the jury
The 2019 jury was composed of seafood experts from the four corners of the globe.
South America, Alpina Begossi, Researcher at Capesca/Nepa/Unicamp; Professor at Ecomar/Unisanta, Santos, Brazil