Fisher or fisherman? What do Kodiak harvesters prefer?

FISH-With-Mic-Logo-GRAPHIC-303-x-400-e1360148757522This is Fish Radio. I’m Stephanie Mangini. Is the word fisherman gender biased?  Since the beginning of time the word fisherman has been used to describe a person who captures fish and other animals from a body of water. Fish Radio asked fishing men and women of Kodiak what they thought of the more gender neutral name change. Listen, and read more here 16:21

6 Responses to Fisher or fisherman? What do Kodiak harvesters prefer?

  1. CledusSnow says:

    “The fisher is a forest-dwelling creature whose range covers much of the boreal forest in Canada to the northern fringes of the United States.” (Wiki)

    “The person who busts their a$$ to earn a living on a fishing boat, regardless of physical gender, is a FISHERMAN.” (Cledus)

    • borehead says:

      I agree. It appears the people that use the term fisher in articles are trying to be “politically correct” even though they don’t know wtf their talking about!

  2. alaskagal says:

    I gag every time I hear the term “harvester” and “fisher”. Enemy-speak.

    • Joel Hovanesian says:

      Well you certainly know what your dealing with when you hear some moron using these terms. Idiots, end of story. That’s about as PC as I can get.

  3. MIGHTYJ says:

    As a Kodiak fisherman who was taught to gut halibut on a 24 hour opener by a woman, run down and almost swamped in Karluk Lagoon by Mary on the “Renesaunce” (Can’t spell), and having fished with a number of female fishermen around Kodiak. I would call them whatever they prefer and never consider using a diminutive like “Fisher,” or “Harvester.” Those terms are made up by girly men who wouldn’t last a day in those ladies extra-tuffs.

  4. sam fowler says:

    I fished 37 years , I had my wife fish Puget sound with me ,she could out pick most men ( those nets 180 meshes deep) If you called her a Fisher/ fisherperson ! UFTAH !!!! Your on a boat you are a. FISHERMAN !!!

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