, Volume 51, Issue 2, pp 265–270 | Cite as

Women in Artisanal Fisheries in Brittany, France

  • Katia Frangoudes
  • Enora Keromnes
Local/Global Encounters


French fishers' wives play an important role within fisheries enterprises by realizing different tasks such as administration, repairing fishing gear and selling fish. This informal contribution became legally recognized with the creation of collaborative spouse status (CSS) in 1998. Katia Frangoudes and Enora Keromnes discuss the diverse contributions of women to Brittany fisheries and the reasons that push women to opt or not opt for legal status.


gender equal opportunities informal work legal status collaborative spouse 


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  • Katia Frangoudes
  • Enora Keromnes

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