It's not like they weren't prepping for other hunts or doing other work, men just contributed far fewer calories.<< aha thats also where you're wrong, women prepared most of their hunts and the food the men caught as well!
Handy guide to writing asexual characters < number ten is a good point for writing introverts as well- don't make your character introverted/asexual just so you can fix them it's boring, old,and aggravating most of the time.
Bribing mermaids with books. <> I'd be one pissed mermaid if a sailor brought me Book 1 and not the rest. / Maybe they will give them the rest of the books after they get back home that way they know they'll be safe, like insurance