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Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Oliver Goldsmith Brown Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History

Oliver Goldsmith Brown IV is a retired oil field engineer who worked on a sailing, commercial fishing vessel as a teenager in the 1950s in the Gulf of Mexico.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey West Hattiesburg, MS NOAA-NMFS, University of Southern Mississippi - Northern Gulf Institute
Joseph Gregory Ladnier Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History

Joseph Gregory Ladnier, who goes by Greg is owner/operator of Sea Pearl Seafood Co., Bayou La Batre, AL, which specializes in wild caught American shrimp.

Louis Kyriakoudes Bayou LaBatre, AL NOAA-NMFS, University of Southern Mississippi - Northern Gulf Institute
Alvina Nichols Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History

Mrs. Alvina Maudvella Nichols was born on October 21, 1925, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, to Mr. James Rosemond (born July 4, 1902, in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi) and Mrs. Mattie Bell Johnson Rosemond (born December 29, 1903, in New Orleans, Louisiana). Her father was a fisherman who came from a fishing family, residing in Bay St. Louis. Her mother was a seafood processing factory worker. Her mother’s family originated in New Orleans and migrated to Bay St. Louis in the early 1900s. Nichols attended St.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Bay Saint Louis, MS NOAA-NMFS, University of Southern Mississippi - Northern Gulf Institute
Alfred, Sal, and Salvador Blake Sunseri Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History

Mr. Alfred “Al” R. Sunseri was born on May 3, 1958, in New Orleans, Louisiana, to Mr. Salvador Raymond Sunseri (born April 25, 1925, New Orleans) and Mrs. Bobbie Prest Sunseri (born September 10, 1931, Winnipeg, Canada). Raymond Sunseri worked as a certified public accountant in Beverly Hills, California, (1949 to 1950), and from 1952 to 1986, he was owner of P&J Oyster Company, Inc. Al Sunseri’s father’s family was of Sicilian descent, from Trabia, Sicily. His paternal grandmother was Olvira Federice Sunseri. His paternal grandfather, Alfred R.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey, Linda VanZandt New Orleans, LA NOAA-NMFS, University of Southern Mississippi - Northern Gulf Institute
Jennifer M. Buchanan Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History

Jennifer M. Buchanan, is education coordinator at the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Barbara Hester Moss Point, MS NOAA-NMFS, University of Southern Mississippi - Northern Gulf Institute
Qui Lam Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History

Qui Lam is a Vietnamese-American shrimper living in Houma, Louisiana. Mr. Qui Lam was born in 1961, one of eight children, near the city of Rach Gia, South Vietnam. His father’s name was Bung Lam. His mother’s name was Hui Trang. Mr. Lam is of Chinese and Vietnamese descent. At a young age, Mr. Lam traveled with his father by boat to the market to help buy merchandise to resell in his stores, which were later taken by the Communist regime. After 1975, Mr. Lam began shrimping to earn a living, in addition to growing watermelon and potatoes.

Linda VanZandt, Linh Lam Houma, LA NOAA-NMFS, University of Southern Mississippi - Northern Gulf Institute
Franklin Lance Parker Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History

Mr. Frank Parker is a lifelong commercial fisherman in Biloxi, Mississippi. He was born on July 4, 1973, in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Mr. Olin Boyce Parker (born April 13, 1944, in Pascagoula, Mississippi) and Mrs. Velma Elaine Terry Parker (born January 26, 1945). His father was a fisherman and a furniture refinisher from 1964 to 1999. His father’s family were farmers in the Mississippi Delta. His mother was a homemaker. His mother’s family were watermen, including fishermen, ship captains, and ship pilots.

Stephanie Scull-DeArmey Biloxi, MS NOAA-NMFS, University of Southern Mississippi - Northern Gulf Institute
William Thiroux Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History

Mr. William “Billy” Thiroux is a commercial fisherman on the Gulf Coast.  Thiroux was born on July 4, 1937, in Biloxi, Mississippi, to Mr. Louis Thiroux and Mrs. Katherine Pauli Thiroux. His father was a commercial fisherman. His mother worked in the seafood plants as a shrimp picker and a crab picker. His mother’s family were commercial fishermen. Mr. Thiroux finished the eleventh grade, and thereupon joined the US Navy.

Barbara Hester, Louis Kyriakoudes Ocean Springs, MS NOAA-NMFS, University of Southern Mississippi - Northern Gulf Institute
Ran Bui Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History

Ran Bui is a Vietnamese-American shrimper in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mr. Ran Bui was born in 1960, one of eleven children, and raised in the port city of Vung Tau in southern Vietnam. Mr. Bui’s parents are originally from Hai Phong in the north of Vietnam. His father, Canh Bui, was a member of the Army of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnamese Army) and a fisherman; his mother, Mau Thi Nguyen, fished with the family and worked for a seafood company processing oysters and shrimp. Mr. Bui began fishing with his father at age eleven.

Linda VanZandt, Angel Truong Phan D’Iberville, MS NOAA-NMFS, University of Southern Mississippi - Northern Gulf Institute
Paul Latapie, III Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster Oral History

Paul Latapie is a third-generation commercial fisherman who resides in Violet, St. Bernard Parish, La.

Barbara Hester St. Bernard Parish, LA NOAA-NMFS, University of Southern Mississippi - Northern Gulf Institute