‘I love it!’ Woman demands she is called FISHERMAN as she slams ‘irrelevant’ BBC row

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Piers Morgan had hit out at BBC for replacing the word “fishermen” with “fisherpeople” in a bid to take out the word “men” from job descriptions. Female fisherman Ashley Mullenger revealed that she hasn’t asked fellow females in her profession if they have an issue with the word because it does not “feel relevant”. Piers said: “You’re actually on a boat fishing so you are one of these rare female fishermen and you quite like being called a fisherman.”

Speaking to ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Ms Mullenger said: “I love it.

“I don’t see the issue with being called a fisherman if you’re a female.”

Co-host Susanna Reid asked: “How many of you are there?”

Ms Mullenger continued: “I’m in Norfolk and I work on a boat that is a potting boat so we fish for whelks, crabs and lobsters.

“I think there’s about six in the UK that I can think of.

“I’ve got a few of them on my Instagram doing various different types of fishing but there’s really not many.”

Piers asked: “Do any of the six have a problem with being called fishermen?”

Ms Mullenger replied: “I’ve not asked them because I don’t feel it’s that relevant.”

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