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Norway: Then and Now—Women in Norway’s Fisheries

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the quota system, significant challenges confront women in Norway’s fisheries. Norway is considered to be one of the largest fishery nations in Europe. Despite this, there are few professional women fishers in the country. According to statistical data released in 2017 by the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries for 2016 (which this article mainly draws upon), the number of full-time women fishers in Norway was 274 compared to more than 9,000 full-time men fishers. Fishing and fishery politics have been so male dominated in Western societies that researchers have characterised fishing in general, and the quota system, introduced in Norway in 1990, in particular, as a patriarchal system.

Title of publication: Yemaya ICSF's Newsletter on Gender and Fisheries
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Issue: 56
ISSN: 0973-1156
Nombre de pages: 7-10
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Auteur: Siri Gerrard
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Organisation: ICSF
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Année: 2018
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Pays: Norway
Couverture géographique: Europe et l'Asie centrale
Type: Article de revue spécialisée
Langue: English
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