Women in Business…Fishing is at the centre of Debbie’s life
She appears to be somewhere in her mid-thirties and prefers to be known simply as Debbie. That’s what everyone calls her. She was born into a family of fish vendors and as an adult that has been her way of making a living. Her parents bought and sold fish at both the Rosignol and New Amsterdam markets and, she says, “fish is all I know.”
Ten years ago she married Ravi, himself a fisherman. Seven months ago they acquired their own fishing boat. Prior to that he worked for another boat owner; that meant spending every night on the water. Debbie found it hard to handle. The absence of her husband and the menace of pirates gave her sleepless nights. It was at her insistence that he acquired his own fishing boat.