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Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Robert Stone

Oral history interview with Captain Bob Stone on the history of fishing on the East Coast of Florida

Kenneth Brennan Ponce Inlet, FL NOAA Fisheries
Paul Nelson

This is an oral history interview with Captain Paul Nelson, who talks about the history of fishing on the East Coast of Florida.

Kenneth Brennan Daytona, FL NOAA Fisheries
CarolAnn Hester, MegAnna Schlais and Elizabeth Hester

CarolAnn Hester, MegAnna Schlais, and Elizabeth Hester represent three generations of women fishing in Naknek, Alaska. CarolAnn and MegAnna are a mother/daughter team who commercially fish, and all three women participate in subsistence fishing.  In this interview, CarolAnn, MegAnna and Elizabeth talk about how they got started in fishing, the products they produce and their participation in the subsistence lifestyle, which includes gardening. They also talk about their strong work ethic, and what motivates them to fish.

Kim Sparks , JudyJo Matson Nakenk, AK Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, NOAA Fisheries, Bristol Bay Native Association , NOAA Preserve America Initiative Women in Alaska Fisheries
Anne Shankle

Anne Shankle grew up in Michigan, and moved to Naknek Alaska in 1996 while building her own house from scrap parts leftover from seafood processors. She subsists off the land, and lives off the grid with her dog sled team. Ann has extensive knowledge of medicinal and native plants, and discusses how she has subsisted in Naknek, which includes harvesting berries, plants and herbs from the tundra.

Sarah Wise, Kim Sparks Nakenk, AK Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, NOAA Fisheries, Bristol Bay Native Association , NOAA Preserve America Initiative Women in Alaska Fisheries
Wassiliisa "Deedee" Bennis

Wassiliisa (Deedee) lives in Dillingham, Alaska and is the Chief Administrative Officer at Bristol Bay Native Association, where she has worked for over forty years. In this interview Deedee describes how she grew up fishing with her father, who was a commercial fisherman, and how she values family engagement in the fishery.

Kim Sparks , Jean Lee, Christopher Maines Dillingham, AK Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center , Bristol Bay Native Association , NOAA Preserve America Initiative Women in Alaska Fisheries
Nicola Ingargiola

Oral history interview with Nicola Ingargiola.

Kristine Lesyna, Susan Wang San Francisco, CA NOAA Fisheries, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Commercial Fishermen in the California Halibut Trawl Fishery: Who does your local seafood come from?
Ian James Roberts

Oral history interview with Ian James Roberts.  

Kristine Lesyna, Susan Wang Crescent City, CA NOAA Fisheries, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Commercial Fishermen in the California Halibut Trawl Fishery: Who does your local seafood come from?
Rick Risso

Oral history interview with Rick Risso.

Kristine Lesyna, Susan Wang Santa Cruz, CA NOAA Fisheries, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Commercial Fishermen in the California Halibut Trawl Fishery: Who does your local seafood come from?
Giuseppe Pennisi

Oral history interview with Giuseppe Pennisi.

Kristine Lesyna, Susan Wang San Francisco, CA NOAA Fisheries, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Commercial Fishermen in the California Halibut Trawl Fishery: Who does your local seafood come from?
Kenny Reinertsen

Oral history interview with Kenny Reinertsen.

Kristine Lesyna, Susan Wang Belmont, CA NOAA Fisheries, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Commercial Fishermen in the California Halibut Trawl Fishery: Who does your local seafood come from?