The majority of new fishers in Norway are women

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According to the Directorate of Fisheries, there was an increase of 60 full-time fishermen in Norway last year, 31 of whom were women.

The figures were revealed in the official statistics from the number of fishers of the Directorate of Fisheries.

The proportion of women among fishers is still low; of 9,491 fishers, only 360 are women.

“There is still a skewed gender balance among Norwegian fishers. The development in 2020 is positive, but it is too early to say whether this is a trend that will continue,” acting director at the statistics department Anita Kjeilen Steinseide stated.

The number of year-round fishers has decreased over time, but the proportion under the age of 30 is the same as 20 years ago.

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