Preserve America

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Daniel Hall Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and how participant began fishing, social ties, Joint Venture fishing, multi-regional fishing, Kodiak history, and changes in fisheries management.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Rex Hockema Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and how participant began fishing, social ties, Joint Venture fishing, seafood processing, changes in fisheries management, rationalization, cost of entry in fishing, Kodiak history, changes in crab fishery, changes in pollock fishery, changes in shrimp fishery, and Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Christina Package-Ward Toledo, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Bob Jacobson Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include how participant began fishing, social ties, fishing changes over time, crab fishing business and management changes (IFQs), halibut fishing management changes (IFQs), and changes in Kodiak.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Ted Painter Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and how participant became engaged in fishing, changes in fisheries over time, changes in fisheries management, social ties, strategies for finding crew and changes in crew, Kodiak history, rationalization of crab fishery, and entry opportunities for fishermen.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Jan Robison Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and reason participant began fishing, social ties, Kodiak history, Joint Venture fisheries, changes in crab fishery, changes in Alaska fisheries over time, and opportunities for current crew members to enter fishery.

Christina Package-Ward Depoe Bay, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Billy Williams Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include how participant became involved in fishing, social ties, North Pacific crab fishing methods, changes to North Pacific crab fishery over time, ties to place, and reasons for influx of Newport (Oregon) residents in Alaska fishing.

Interviews with former or current commercial fishermen in/around Newport, Oregon and Kodiak, Alaska exploring their involvement in Alaska fishing during the 1960s through 1980s. Interviews conducted between 7/10 - 9/10. Funding provided by NOAA Preserve America Initiative, part of Preserve America and by NOAA/NMFS.

Christina Package-Ward Kodiak, AK NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Anonymous Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

The anonymous narrator is a seasoned fisherman with a rich history in the fishing industry. His journey into the industry began in 1957 when he was just thirteen years old, following his father's transition from logging to fishing. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in various types of fishing, including troll fishery, bottom fishery, and crabbing. He has also owned several boats, some of which he built himself, and has fished in various locations including Alaska, Oregon, California, and Washington. Currently, he operates two boats for shrimping and one for crabbing.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
António M. Palhais Portuguese-American Fishermen in New Bedford

This is one of a set of 15 oral histories with Portuguese immigrant fishermen who worked out of the port of New Bedford. The project was sponsored by a NOAA Preserve America grant. In this interview, Mr. Palhais talks about his life in a small fishing village in Portugal, how he came to the U.S. and his experience living and fishing in New Bedford. Included in his history is a very detailed description of fishing techniques in the mouth of the Mondego River in Figueira da Foz as well as salt-making techniques in the same area and in Angola.

M. Gloria De Sa New Bedford, MA University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, NOAA, Preserve America
Manuel Pedro Pereira Portuguese-American Fishermen in New Bedford

This is one of a set of 15 oral histories with Portuguese immigrant fishermen who worked out of the port of New Bedford. The project was sponsored by a NOAA Preserve America grant. In this interview, Manuel Pedro Pereira talks extensively about his childhood his Portugal, his military service in Angola and his involvement with professional soccer prior to emigrating to the U.S. and becoming a fisherman.

M. Gloria De Sa New Bedford, MA University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, NOAA, Preserve America
Antonio Santos Portuguese-American Fishermen in New Bedford

This is one of a set of 15 oral histories with Portuguese immigrant fishermen who worked out of the port of New Bedford. The project was sponsored by a NOAA Preserve America grant. Maria Santos tells the story of her husband António Santos while he lies nearby, unable to tell his own story due to Alzheimer's disease. At times, their sons Mario and Joe Santos add details. António was born in 1929 in the fishing village of Gala, near the city of Figueira da Foz.

M. Gloria De Sa New Bedford, MA University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, NOAA, Preserve America