‘It was like I was finally part of something I was waiting to be part of my whole life’

Hannah Heimbuch & Theresa Petersen

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re happy to highlight Hannah Heimbuch and Theresa Petersen, who both fish commercially in Alaska. Last year, the Network was proud to profile Hannah and Theresa on our From the Waterfront blog, and this year we get to hear from them in video form.

In the clip below, produced and first posted by Seafood Harvesters of America, the two talk about their connection to the sea and how they got into fishing as a career. In the uncertain and sometimes dangerous world of commercial fishing, they note how much the women in the industry support each other. They also talk about their role as “ambassadors to the wild ecosystem, to the ocean, to this incredible marine environment” that they work in. Enjoy!

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