Fishing Associations

Fishermen's unions and cooperatives around the world work to improve fishing technology and productivity, protect resources, and lobby for various benefits and government supports.

Deep-Sea Fishermen's Union T-shirt

Cordova Fishermen's Union T-shirt

Women's Associations §

Several organizations reflect the growing numbers of women in seafaring occupations (as fishermen, importers, exporters, wholesalers, distributors, retailers, consumer educators, researchers, deck hands, and boat owners). Fishermen's wives' associations host fish-policy discussions and lobby local and national governments on fishing issues.

Women's Maritime Assn. T-shirt

Pacific Coast Fishermen's Wives Assn. T-shirt

Taste of Gloucester cookbook
created by the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association

Angela A. Sanfilippo, lobbying
Gloucester, Massachusetts
photo © Nance S. Trueworthy

Gloucester Fishermen's Wives, December 1993
Fisherman's wife addressing audience at a demonstration with local fishermen and politicians, preparing to fly to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate against amending the Northeast Multispecies Plan
photo © Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association

Ocean Planet Exhibition Floorplan

gene carl feldman ( (301) 286-9428

Judith Gradwohl, Smithsonian Institution (Curator/Ocean Planet)