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Women's Role in Fishing

Our Story, Series 2 Episode 5 of 5

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 02 December 2013

Mention fishing and you picture a fisherman in oilskins but women have always played an important role in the fishing industry in the North East. It's clear that the supporting role of women - baiting lines, mending nets and preserving and selling fish - was invaluable. But for thousands of herring lassies who followed the fleet down the coast, it was a life changing experience.


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