More women in Norway are picking fishing as their main occupation

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Figures from 2021 show a small increase in the number of fishers in Norway, and women are responsible for the increase.

The preliminary figures on the number of fishers presented by the Directorate of Fisheries show that the number of people who state fishing is their main occupation increased by 25 in 2021.

A total of 9,516 people had fishing as their main occupation at the end of 2021, of which 392 were women.

The number of female fishers increased by 32 people in 2021 compared to 2020, while, among men, there was a decrease of seven people.

“Although the proportion of women is also low among the younger fishers, it is still higher than for full-time fishers overall. Assuming that the women stay in the industry, we can therefore hope that the gender distribution over time will be more even than it is today,” director Per Sandberg at the statistics department in the Directorate of Fisheries stated.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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