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Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
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

Interview topics include background and how participant began fishing, reasons for Alaska fishing entry, social ties, Kodiak history, fishing in Newport, Joint Venture fishing, changes in fisheries management and regulation, marine reserves in Oregon, and local knowledge.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
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
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
John Santos Portuguese-American Fishermen in New Bedford

This is one of a set of 15 interviews with Portuguese immigrant fishermen, sponsored by a NOAA Preserve America grant.. In it Mr. Santos talks about how he came to the United States and got started as a fisherman as well as his experience at sea, social conditions among Portuguese fishermen in New Bedford and the economic and social forces that made him leave fishing.

M. Gloria De Sa New Bedford, MA University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, NOAA, Preserve America
João Ferreira Testa 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. Testa talks about his life prior to coming to the U.S., including fishing, social and religious traditions. Part of that description, includes his tuna-fishing experience in North Africa, and cod-fishing in the Grand Banks during the World War II. He also describes what brought him to the U.S.

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