The Role of the Fisherman Wife in Tasikmadu Village in Supporting the Family Economy : 1978-2004
Tasikmadu village is located in the Prigi Bay area with stunning natural scenery. Unfortunately, this is inversely proportional to the economic condition of the population, most of whom work as fishermen. The low income of fishermen in Tasikmadu Village, Watulimo District, Trenggalek Regency is due to natural factors causing the fishing process to not take place throughout the year. This condition results in a lack of fishermen's income. Responding to this, the wives help support the family's economy by working in various sectors of fish processing. The fisherman's wife's activities are as a seller of fresh fish caught by her husband, collectors of rattles, craftsmen of rattles, businessmen of drying fish, laborers of fish processing and as laborers of Pull nets in Prigi Beach. Business opportunities for fishermen's wives were wide open when the Nusantara Prigi Fishery Port was inaugurated in 2004. With the opening of this port, many workers were absorbed in the fishing industry, automatically increasing family income. This paper is a research on maritime history with temporal boundaries starting from 1978-2004. Maritime history research concerns coastal community issues, coastal community culture and community dynamics. Maritime history studies are still rarely discussed, especially the role of fishermen's wives and their contribution to the economy. So hopefully this article can fill that void.
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