[Comm-Council] FW: "Fishermen" usage
Jean.Thompson at state.or.us
Tue Jun 6 11:07:51 PDT 2006
At Parks, we tend to use the rather boring term "anglers."
Manager, Public Services
Oregon Parks and Recreation
725 Summer St NE Suite C Salem 97301
jean.thompson at state.or.us
fax: (503) 986-0794
>>> "KENNEDY Robert * DAS DO" <Robert.Kennedy at state.or.us> 06/06/2006 11:06:00 AM >>>
From: BARNES Natalie S
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2006 10:44 AM
To: comm-council at webhost.osl.state.or.us
Subject: "Fishermen" usage
Fishers or fishermen?
Our government relations manager learned something new at the governor's
salmon summit recently - the preferred term for people who make their
living fishing is "fishermen," even when referencing females.
Even though we try to be gender-neutral, we want to use the correct
But first, we'd like to get a sense of what term other agencies use. Do
you use "fisher," "fishermen," or some other term? Any thoughts,
Thanks in advance for your feedback!
Natalie S. Barnes
Oregon Department of Revenue
natalie.s.barnes at state.or.us
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