Video Competition

Awareness is the beginning of action

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.

What is not seen doesn’t exist to… policy makers. WSI organises the “women in seafood” video competition to give a chance to the 100 million women who make the seafood industry as we know it, to be seen. We invite you, seafood actor to share with us in a short films (less than 4mn) what you have observed or experienced as a woman involved. Organised with the support of the French Development Agency (AFD).

Who can submit a video?

Everyone. You are a man, a woman, a group, an institution: share with us your short film displaying women working in the industry. Videos will have subtitles in English.

Seafood segments

By seafood industry we consider the entire industry. On-board and onshore fishing, fish, shrimps and shell farming, all sorts of processing, local selling and international trading, quality managing, certification monitoring, teaching, learning and all other related services.

Selection criteria

Videos will be judged based on the clarity and effectiveness at documenting the participation of women in the seafood industry.


The videos’ authors give authorisation to the organisers and sponsors of the contest to display the videos on their website and on any other specialised (seafood related) media and to use pictures or abstract for any usage then will find suitable.


Three videos will be selected by an international jury. The top winner will receive 1,000 euros. The second and third ones 500 euros each.


COVID19 pandemic will hit women hard. WSI offers a special Prize to video depicting what women face in this extra-ordinary period.

Meet the 2020 Jury

Hasna Al-Harthy

Nicole Franz

Eduardo Gonzalez Lemmi

Editrudith Lukanga

Zuridah Merican

John E Parks

Milika Sobey

The 2020 jury chosen to review WSI videos include 7 experts of the seafood environment. Africa based Editrudith Lukanga, Executive Director Environment Management and Economic Development Organization, Asia based Zuridah Merican Editor & Publisher of AQUA CULTURE Asia Pacific, Europe based Nicole Franz, Fishery Analyst, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, FAO, Middle East based Hasna Al-Harthy, Assistant FAO Representative for Oman, North America, John Parks Senior Associate, TetraTech consultant, Pacific based Milika Sobey, human and fishing rights expert and South America based Eduardo Gonzalez Lemmi, CEO Glaciar Pesquera S.A. are all eager to watch your videos and select the best movies 2020.

The 2020 Video Competition is closed since November 15, 2020.

Find below all competing videos with special mention to the winners.