We're recruiting in Newfoundland!

Recruitment has officially started in Newfoundland for our research project on women in inshore, small boat, fishing families.

The project is seeking to understand how women contribute to sustaining inshore, small boat, fishing businesses - through both their fishing and non-fishing work - and is primarily looking to speak to women on the Avalon and Burin peninsulas.

We are looking for women who, in some capacity, work in fisheries or support inshore, small boat, fishing families in their community.

This could be through being a fisher; an owner or partner in a fishing business; running ancillary businesses (such as restaurants, processing companies or marketing services); or by economically supporting the family through non-fisheries related work.

Taking part in this research would mean participating in an interview where you will be asked questions about your experiences of being part of a fishing family. The interview will last up to one hour and will take place in person in a location of your choice in Newfoundland.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or to discuss if you could be a suitable participant. Participation will be completely voluntary, and you can withdraw at any point in time.

If you are interested in taking part, or would like more information about the study please get in touch via our contact page or contact us directly using the details below:

Madeleine Gustavsson, Lead Researcher
Email: m.c.gustavsson@exeter.ac.uk
Telephone: (709) 986 86 16 (number active until October 2018)

Nicole Power, Project Mentor and Supervisor
Email: npower@mun.ca
Telephone: (709) 864 69 14

The proposal for this research has been reviewed by the Interdisciplinary Committee on Ethics in Human Research and found to be in compliance with Memorial University’s ethics policy.  If you have ethical concerns about the research, such as the way you have been treated or your rights as a participant, you may contact the Chairperson of the ICEHR at icehr@mun.ca or by telephone at 709-864-2861.

This project has been reviewed and approved by the University of Exeter Medical School Research Ethics Committee UEMS REC REFERENCE NUMBER: Jun18/B/160.

M Gustavsson