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Women in English fisheries: roles, contributions, barriers and prospects

Women in English fisheries: roles, contributions, barriers and prospects

Zhao, Minghua, Tyzack, Marilyn, Anderson, Rodney and Onoakpovike, Estera (2014) Women in English fisheries: roles, contributions, barriers and prospects. In: Urquhart, Julie, Acott, Tim G., Symes, David and Zhao, Minghua, (eds.) Social Issues in Sustainable Fisheries Management. MARE Publication Series (9). Springer, Dordrecht Heidelberg New York London, pp. 233-254. ISBN 9789400779105

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This chapter draws on a major research report delivered to DEFRA in June 2010. Women play a wide range of roles in the fisheries industry making significant contributions across sectors. However, there is a significant gap in knowledge about women in English fisheries today. This study aims to help close this knowledge gap and to inform policy making with evidence-based information collected and analysed by the Women in Fisheries (WIF) Team from Greenwich Maritime Institute, The University of Greenwich and IRIS Consulting between January and April, 2010. The primary data used for the analysis here was gathered through the fieldwork in selected coastal areas in England, covering 12 fishing ports in both coasts, where the research team conducted a significant number of face-to-face and telephone interviews with women and men in several sectors of the industry. The findings were reported in 5 main groups: Women in the Catching Sector; Fishing Families and Communities; Women in Processing; Women in Business; Women Regulators, Managers and Administrators. The study confirms that women are often under-represented, unrecognised, underpaid and seem to have little say in decision making at various levels in the fishing industry in England. Recommendations for change are given in Conclusion.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Chapter 13, in Part 4: Part 4 Issues in Gender Roles.[2] ISBN 978-94-007-7910-5, hardcover (28 February 2014); ISBN 978-94-007-7911-2, ebook. [3] MARE Publication Series: ISSN 2212-6260. The MARE Publication Series is an initiative of the Centre for Maritime Research (MARE).
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, fisheries, England, fishing industry
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Science (SCI)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Centre for Applied Sociology Research (CASR)
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