OPINION: ‘Fisher’ falls short of creating gender equality in fishing industry

In this week’s report on Alaska’s fishing industry, fish columnist Laine Welch offered an off-the-dock response by those in the fishing industry about the use of the term “fisher” instead of fisherman. The verdict: a big thumbs down from fishermen of both genders, who say they resent being renamed because of their sex by bureaucrats. The question is, will anyone listen or will the term “fisherman” fade away in a flurry of well-intended-but -off-base political correctness? Read more here 09:14

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