Social Adaptation of Traditional Fishing Women in Helping the Family Economic Sustainability in Binuangen Banten


The role of women nowadays has been a regular work out of home to help her husband’s work in order to increase family income. Likewise, the fishermen’s community wives participate in supporting their husbands’ activities as fishermen and eventually they play a double role, both as housewives as well as taking care of the family’s life needs. The objective of this research is to know the role of fisherman women in the distribution of marine products and the pattern of adaptation of women fishermen in a double role of distribution of the catch. This research uses qualitative approach. Field data collection is done through participative observation, in-depth interviews and documentation. The results show that women who work in dual roles are due to the lives they face internally with uncertain sea conditions, while having shared responsibility to meet the needs of the children and their families. The pattern of adaptation of Binuangen fishermen in terms of distribution of catch is actually due to the lack of husband’s income if it depends only on the catch and is marketed through a third party. The condition of the work, actually has been going on for generations, so in doing these activities are not too difficult to adapt. Patterns of adaptation of family relationship maintenance continue to run and perform its function as a housewife. Multiple role activities are performed only at certain times only distribution activities conducted in the morning and afternoon, based on the arrival of fishermen. Fishermen go to sea in the morning and evening until the evening, distribution activities conducted in the morning and afternoon until late afternoon.

Suwaib Amiruddin

Dosen Sosiologi Fisip Untirta