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Alaska Fish Factor

Alaska appears to be exception in terms of gender parity at all levels of seafood industry; women highly visible and valued throughout workforce hierarchy

 

August 2, 2018



Alaska appears to be an exception in terms of gender parity at all levels of its seafood industry.

Women comprise roughly half of the world’s seafood industry work force, yet a report released last week revealed that 61 percent of women around the globe feel they face unfair gender biases from slime lines to businesses to company boardrooms. The women’s overall responses cited biases in recruitment and hiring, in working conditions and inflexible scheduling.

The findings were based on 700 responses gathered in an online survey from September through December of last year. Thirty perce...



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