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The Lives of Fishermen's Wives, Mothers, and Daughters - Oregon

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    Principal Investigator:
    Suzanne Russell
  • Fishermen's wives, mothers, and daughters have historically played integral roles in fishing families for generations. Responsibilities have typically included managing homes, children, and business operations. As fisheries management increases in complexity, the roles of women in fisheries is changing. While still maintaining their traditional roles, they are also expanding into management, research, and advocacy. In some circumstances, women are interacting regularly with other fishermen, processors, fisheries managers at both the state and federal levels, as well as researchers. These changing roles may precipitate changing communication and policy. In this collection meet women and families that talk about their experiences in commercial fishing and how it has changed over time.

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Teresa Freeman

Fishermen's wives, mothers, and daughters have historically played integral roles in fishing families for generations. Responsibilities have typically included managing homes, children, and business operations. As fisheries management increases in complexity, the roles of women in fisheries is changing. While still maintaining their traditional roles, they are also expanding into management, research, and advocacy. In some circumstances, women are interacting regularly with other fishermen, processors, fisheries managers at both the state and federal levels, as well as researchers.

Sarah Calhoun Garibaldi, OR Voices of the West Coast, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA-NMFS The Lives of Fishermen's Wives, Mothers, and Daughters - Oregon
Nancy Fitzpatrick

Fishermen's wives, mothers, and daughters have historically played integral roles in fishing families for generations. Responsibilities have typically included managing homes, children, and business operations. As fisheries management increases in complexity, the roles of women in fisheries is changing. While still maintaining their traditional roles, they are also expanding into management, research, and advocacy. In some circumstances, women are interacting regularly with other fishermen, processors, fisheries managers at both the state and federal levels, as well as researchers.

Sarah Calhoun Newport, OR Voices of the West Coast, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA-NMFS The Lives of Fishermen's Wives, Mothers, and Daughters - Oregon
Michele Longo Eder

Fishermen's wives, mothers, and daughters have historically played integral roles in fishing families for generations. Responsibilities have typically included managing homes, children, and business operations. As fisheries management increases in complexity, the roles of women in fisheries is changing. While still maintaining their traditional roles, they are also expanding into management, research, and advocacy. In some circumstances, women are interacting regularly with other fishermen, processors, fisheries managers at both the state and federal levels, as well as researchers.

Sarah Calhoun Newport, OR Voices of the West Coast, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA-NMFS The Lives of Fishermen's Wives, Mothers, and Daughters - Oregon
Michelle Cottrell

Fishermen's wives, mothers, and daughters have historically played integral roles in fishing families for generations. Responsibilities have typically included managing homes, children, and business operations. As fisheries management increases in complexity, the roles of women in fisheries is changing. While still maintaining their traditional roles, they are also expanding into management, research, and advocacy. In some circumstances, women are interacting regularly with other fishermen, processors, fisheries managers at both the state and federal levels, as well as researchers.

Sarah Calhoun Newport, OR Voices of the West Coast, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA-NMFS The Lives of Fishermen's Wives, Mothers, and Daughters - Oregon
Laura Anderson

Fishermen's wives, mothers, and daughters have historically played integral roles in fishing families for generations. Responsibilities have typically included managing homes, children, and business operations. As fisheries management increases in complexity, the roles of women in fisheries is changing. While still maintaining their traditional roles, they are also expanding into management, research, and advocacy. In some circumstances, women are interacting regularly with other fishermen, processors, fisheries managers at both the state and federal levels, as well as researchers.

Sarah Calhoun Newport, OR Voices of the West Coast, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, NOAA-NMFS The Lives of Fishermen's Wives, Mothers, and Daughters - Oregon