Landing in St John’s

I have landed in Newfoundland, where the Canadian part of the Women in Fisheries research can begin!

The St John’s campus of the Memorial University will be my home for the next four months, as I begin to learn more about the Newfoundland fishing industry and its culture.

I’m excited to be in St John’s because it means I can catch up with Dr Nicole Power, an expert in gender and fisheries, and my mentor for Women in Fisheries.

Whilst here, I will be be reviewing the research that’s already been done in Newfoundland and learning more about the roles of women fishers in the area.

 St John's harbour on a sunny day, note the fishing boats to the right.

St John's harbour on a sunny day, note the fishing boats to the right.

I’ll also be speaking to women involved in fisheries and collecting data about how they have adapted and been supported as the industry has changed.

By listening to people’s experiences here, I want to explore the similarities (and differences) in the way that women in Newfoundland fisheries live their lives compared to the UK.

I’m hoping this will help to identify aspects of policy and community support that have been successful (and possibly less so) in the way in which fisheries in both countries are managed.

Stay tuned for more updates as the project gets going.

 
M Gustavsson