Fishing boats sit in the harbor in Homer, Alaska. Women make up about 15% of commercial fishermen, and say sexual harassment is all too common. (Photo by Renee Gross)

Fishing boats sit in the harbor in Homer, Alaska. Women make up about 15% of commercial fishermen, and say sexual harassment is all too common. (Photo by Renee Gross)

‘Get Off The Boat' — Women In Commercial Fishing Industry Fight Sexual Harassment

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Many female fishermen say sexual harassment is part of the job. Women make up roughly fifteen percent of Alaska’s commercial fishing industry and say that being on a boat for weeks or months at a time makes harassment hard to escape. But now, there’s a push to make the seas safer.