UK women - we need you!

Our research exploring women’s roles in UK fishing gets going this week, as we start looking for participants across the country.

We want to understand how women contribute to sustaining inshore, small boat, fishing businesses and we’d love to speak to women from any part of the United Kingdom.

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 related 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.

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 Madeleine Gustavsson directly on

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