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As the fisheries have dramatically changed in Newfoundland and Labrador, so has the work and learning experiences of women fishers. Restructuring, work and learning are not gender neutral. Women Fishes These Days explores women’s lives in the restructured fishery, their workload and work responsibilities, work relations, professionalization and training. It also, through a series of interviews with women fishers, looks at the impact on their identity, their autonomy and, particularly, their health.
Brenda Grzetic incorporates statistical data from the Professional Fish Harvesters Certification Board, Statistics Canada, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Marine Institute to further clarify the relationship between fisheries restructuring and the changes in women’s participation in the fisheries workforce, access to fisheries resources, involvement and status in professionalization measures and in fisheries-related training.