In 2017, a group of women came together to pledge for a higher standard in the fishing industry.

The Strength of the Tides community was started in 2017 by Elma Burnham, a commercial fisherman who spent the last decade fishing in Bristol Bay, Alaska. What started as a pledge for the fishing community to publicly state they support women who work on the water, Strength of the Tides, has grown into a global community of women in the fishing industry. They believe that women’s lives, bodies, and strengths are undervalued in today’s culture. Strength of the Tides is simply a rebuttal of that idea. The project works to support, celebrate and empower women working in the maritime industries through representation, community, and education, in addition to the pledge it was founded on.

Today on the Women Offshore Podcast, listen to why Elma started Strength of the Tides, why the pledge exists, and what’s next for the platform. To learn more about Strength of the Tides, please visit:

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The Women Offshore Foundation is an online organization and resource center for a diverse workforce on the water. Its mission is to propel women into meaningful careers through access to a worldwide community and professional development resources, while raising awareness amongst industry leaders and decision makers about issues affecting women on the water. Contact Women Offshore today: [email protected].

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