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.
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All quotations used in this article are coming from interviews realized with fishers' wives.
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Frangoudes, K., Keromnes, E. Women in Artisanal Fisheries in Brittany, France. Development 51, 265–270 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1057/dev.2008.20
- equal opportunities
- informal work
- legal status
- collaborative spouse