Northern Ireland Women in Fisheries (NIWIF) is a charity and not-for-profit Company based in Northern Ireland. The NIWIF travel across Northern Ireland and in cross border areas providing fish presentations, seafood demonstrations, cooking fish, giving samples of the cooked fish, informing of the nutritional and health value of fish, the best places to buy locally caught fresh fish etc. The seafood demonstrations and presentations are well attended and participants benefit by gaining a better knowledge of:
The fishing communities in Northern Ireland
The role of women in these communities
Better knowledge of seafood cookery skills
The health and nutritional benefits of seafood
The NIWIF is entirely run by women, and it promotes, supports and raises awareness of the roles of women in the Fishing Communities in Northern Ireland. The NIWIF additionally provides a support and friendship network for women of all ages from fishing communities.
This project was financed by Ørsted as a Voluntary Donation in recognition of the co-operation received from the Northern Irish fishermen during the construction and operation of the Walney Extension offshore wind farm.