Carolina Coastal Voices

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Beverly Perdue 1997 North Carolina Fisheries Reform Act

Beverly Perdue is a prominent figure in North Carolina politics, having served as the state's Governor. She has been actively involved in various legislative initiatives, particularly those related to fisheries and environmental issues. Perdue's political career began with her interest in the Democratic Party and her first experiences with politicians in Raleigh. Throughout her career, she has been involved in numerous coastal-related legislations, including the Fisheries Reform Act, which she describes as 'consensus legislation'.

Barbara Garrity-Blake, Mary Williford New Bern, NC Carolina Coastal Voices
Willy Phillips 1997 North Carolina Fisheries Reform Act

Willy Phillips is a seasoned professional in the commercial fishing industry, with a particular focus on crabbing. He has spent a significant portion of his life in fish houses and has been deeply involved in fisheries legislation. Phillips has been an advocate for the crab fishery and has worked towards the development of a crab management plan. He has also been a vocal critic of the commercial fishing industry, proposing a complete shutdown and rebuild of the industry in North Carolina.

Barbara Garrity-Blake Columbia, NC Carolina Coastal Voices
Sandy Semans Ross 1997 North Carolina Fisheries Reform Act

Sandy Semans Ross is a retired newspaper editor and freelance writer who has a deep connection with the coastal communities and seafood industry. Born in a coal mining town in West Virginia, Ross moved to coastal communities due to her father's Navy service, where she developed a love for seafood. Ross's professional career includes working as a newspaper editor and doing freelance work for various publications. She is also the Executive Director of Outer Banks Catch, an organization dedicated to promoting locally caught seafood and supporting the local fishing industry.

Susan West Stumpy Point, NC Carolina Coastal Voices