Fishermen's Wives of Gloucester (Association)

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The Fishermen's Wives of Gloucester (Association), known familiarly as the Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Association (GFWA) is a non-profit organization promoting the New England fishing industry, helping to preserve the Atlantic Ocean as a food supply for the world, and assisting active and retired fishermen and their families to live better lives. Initially called the United Fishermen's Wives Organization of Gloucester, the group formed in 1969; by 1977 it had changed its name to GFWA. Referring to themselves informally as "the Wives," the group of primarily Sicilian-American women, many first-generation immigrants, successfully learned English and assimilated to American culture. With their husbands offshore on fishing trips, often for extended periods of time, the Wives assumed responsibilities that had been traditionally divided according to gender. For instance, they managed households and acted as caregivers while at the same time paid bills, administered finances, and became involved in local political affairs. As foreign, commercial fishing fleets threatened the livelihood of local fishermen, the Wives became advocates for their husbands' rights.
Initially vocalizing concerns of local fishermen, in the late 1970s the GFWA became active at the state, federal, and international levels as well. Among the Wives's first goals were lobbying for the federal government to prohibit oil drilling in Georges Bank and to protect the rights of American fishermen by passing fisheries conservation and management legislation. The GFWA became a tireless and formidable force that raised awareness of issues in the fishing industry and championed the rights of small fishermen.

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Fishermen's Wives of Gloucester (Association). SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4211016. (accessed September 2, 2014).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Fishermen's Wives of Gloucester (Association)." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 2 September 2014 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4211016>.
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http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4211016

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.(n.d.). Fishermen's Wives of Gloucester (Association). Retrieved September 2, 2014 from Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service: http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4211016

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Fishermen's Wives of Gloucester (Association). SL Sites: Archived Websites from Schlesinger Library Collections. http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4211016. (accessed September 2, 2014).

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Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. "Fishermen's Wives of Gloucester (Association)." n.d.. Harvard University Library Web Archive Collection Service. 2 September 2014 . <http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:RAD.SCHL.WAX:4211016>.