Northern Ireland Women in Seafood

Northern Ireland harbours a diverse seafood industry, from the Nephrops trawlers, to fish merchants, to high-end restaurants. Although it is often perceived as a male-dominated industry, women play a crucial role through a wide range of jobs, however they are often less visible than their male counterparts.

This page provides a glimpse into the women involved in seafood, their backgrounds and motivations, and the important role they play within the wide industry. Click on the boxes below to read more.

Tracy Brennan – Quality/Technical Manager, Rooney Fish +

Halime Sabrieva - General Operative, Rooney Fish +

Juanita Emerson and Susanne Young – Sea Fish Industry Training Association +

Pauline Kerr – S & P Milligan +

Rosemary Johnston – Technical Manager, Kilkeel Seafoods +

Sisters Lorraine Corbett (nee Connor), Heather Connor, and Diane Morgan (nee Connor) – Off-Shell Process Operators, Kilkeel Seafoods +

Geraldine Quinn – Supervisor Assistant, Kilkeel Seafoods +

Ingrid Perry and Lesley Hammond – The Fishermen’s Mission +

The Northern Ireland Women in Fisheries – Betty Armstrong, Sheila Maginnis, Marlene Hadden, Elaine Campbell, and Lou Henning +

Grainne Lavery – Front of House Manager, Fish City +

Betty Beck - Ewing’s Fishmongers +

Donna Freeman – Ewing’s Fishmongers +

Emma Lindsay – DAERA Fisheries Officer +

Jenna Rees and Annabel Cowden – Neptune’s Larder +

Northern Ireland Fishermen’s Safety Forum Roadshow delivery team +

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