Teresa Freeman

Location of Interview
Collection Name

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


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.

Date of Interview

Interview with Teresa Freeman.

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