Chandrika Sharma

IIFET member and Executive Secretary of the International Collective in Support of Fish Workers (ICSF) Chandrika Sharma was on board flight MH370 en route to an FAO conference in Mongolia when the flight disappeared March 7, 2014.

Chandrika is known as a tireless fighter for the rights of fish workers. She had special expertise in issues surrounding women involved in the fishing sector. Her loss is felt keenly by all of us in the fisheries economics community, and by the fish workers she fought to protect. The ICSF and IIFET have had a long and cordial relationship, facilitated by our contacts with Chandrika over the years, and particularly her attendance at IIFET 2008 Vietnam.

Her colleague Ramya Rajagopalan has agreed to pass on messages of support to her family. Contact Ramya at [email protected].