BIM – Bord Iascaigh Mhara – for International Women’s Day March 8th 2018 commissioned digital stories of women in fisheries to celebrate and showcase the unique contribution of women in the seafood industry in both their family businesses and in their coastal communities.

For the project we created an audio led storytelling project called Sea Stories with audio first person interviews of women in the fisheries network and create a digital narrative using photos and some animated visual content. The project is targeted for International Women’s Day March 8th 2018 using the hashtag #seastoriesIWD18.

You can experience the Sea Stories project here.


“It’s a vital industry in a small village; from the knock-on effect to the local shops, to the local restaurants – they all benefit from the industry really”

– Monica Buckley, Union Hall, West Cork

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD18), BIM is proud to launch a series of audio stories of women working in fisheries in Ireland.

BIM has always supported the contribution that women make to the Irish seafood sector and recognises the role they can play in the management and day-to day running of fishing vessels, fish farms and processing companies.

“I think we have to find a way to get the industry out there – that people see it in a more positive light and they don’t see it as something that is taking but actually see it as something that is giving”

 – Siobhan Faulkner, Clogherhead, Co. Louth