This work takes place mostly in reserved places such as their homes or garages, where they could reconcile with their real job of being in charge of domestic life since the Azorean society is still very patriarchal. For this reason, and despite having an enormous presence and importance in the industry, it is rare to think of fisherwomen as women of the sea. This vital space for the activity was almost always exclusive to men, as the sea is seen as a place where only the hard, strong and brave work. The idea that women do not belong at sea continues to this day.
According to the first and only study carried out on fisherwomen in the Azores, carried out by a women's rights association, UMAR-Azores, in 2008, of the 153 women who worked in extractive fishing, only 12 worked at sea. Discrimination, lack of conditions, opportunities and socio-economic problems lead to fewer and fewer women going fishing. Today there are only four, possibly the last Azorean fisherwomen.
Azorean of the Sea thus seeks to break with the stereotype of the place women occupy in fishing, symbolize the fact that women are able to do all kinds of work and pay homage to the role of these fisherwomen, who face the sea and break social barriers on land.