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Governing the fisher body – safety as body-politics and fisheries governance
(Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-12)
Body Mass Index (BMI) is not only the prevailing tool used for defining and diagnosing obesity, but it is also a tool that intervenes into fisheries governance, and into fishers’ lives and bodies. All fishers on board vessels over 100 gross tons (GT) must hold a seaman’s licence; too high a BMI may lead to a “loss-of-licence” and the inability to undertake their occupation. From a governmentality ...