Fisher vs. Fisherman: What Do They Prefer?
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Fisher or fisherman – what term do they prefer?
Our language has evolved and changed to try and become more gender neutral and ‘politically correct’. For example, policeman to police officer, fireman to firefighter, and now fisherman to fisher.
Since the beginning of time the word fisherman has been used to describe a person who captures fish and other animals from a body of water. Fishing is one of the oldest occupations in history.
Fish Radio asked fishing men and women of Kodiak what...
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