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Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Anonymous, #20 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

This interview ended up being with two individuals, brothers that have fished together for some time. Individuals were both in their mid to late 50s at the time of the interview and were commercial fishermen fishing for scallop out of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Their father was a party boat captain and both gained their first experience serving as crew on that party boat. They started off fishing on their own for lobster in the 1970's but very quickly turned to scallops. Interview contains detailed information on the evolution of the scallop fishery and regulatory change thereof.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Point Pleasant, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #30 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

At the time of the interview, individual was a 50 year old male fishing out of Belford, New Jersey. He is from a fishing family and has fished his entire career out of Belford (occasionally out of Point Pleasant), and has participated in a number of fisheries ranging from seining to dragging to lobster.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Belford, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #7 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

Individual was in his mid 40s at the time of the interview. He completed high school, and has 6 months of college (where he majored in fisheries) but dropped out because he was anxious to go fishing. He began fishing by working on a head boat and later fished tilefish and scallops. He is currently the owner of two full-time scallop vessels but does not operate them. He also works full-time at dock facilities in Barnegat Light, New Jersey. Interview was conducted in a busy dockside facility and is frequently interrupted.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Barnegat Light, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #12 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

Individual was a 45 year old male (at the time of the interview), first-generation fisherman fishing out of Cape May, New Jersey. He has been in a number of different fisheries including mixed trawl, squid dragging and, more recently and most intensely, scallops.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Cape May, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #18 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

At the time of the interview individual was a 42 year old owner/operator fishing out of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Respondent did not come from a fishing family but began fishing at a young age (10) and has been an inshore, multi-species gill-netter fishing out of Point Pleasant for his entire professional career. He has also done some long-lining and other types of fishing when not gill netting. A friend, and former commercial fisherman of the respondent also participated in the interview. The respondent¿s wife participated in the second half of the interview.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Point Pleasant, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #15 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

Individual was a 46 year old (at the time of the interview) male fishing out of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. He started off with his father started as a charter captain, then moved into the tilefish fishery, then on into pelagic longlining (swordfish and tuna). More recently he moved into the scallop fishery.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Barnegat Light, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #9 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

Individual was a commercial fisherman in his early 40s fishing out of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. He is an inshore, mixed species gill net fisherman who has been relatively active in fisheries management.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Barnegat Light, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #16 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

At the time of the interview was a 41 year old commercial fisher fishing out of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. (where his father is a charter fisherman). He is primarily a pelagic and bottom long-liner but has gill-netted and scalloped. In the 90's was an owner/operator, but is now is the owner of two vessels (and sometimes an operator). One of these vessels is a long-liner and the other is a day scalloper.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Barnegat Light, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #11 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

Individual was in his early 50s at the time of the interview. He has fished most of his life out of Cape May, New Jersey where his father was a fisherman before him (his family has been in fishing for several generations). He began as a small boat inshore fisherman, but later became a large vessel pelagic (mackerel and squid primarily) seine fisherman.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Cape May, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #22 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

At the time of the interview the individual was a 58 year old male commercial fisher fishing out of Cape May, New Jersey. He comes from a family of fisherman originally from Norway. He has participated in the dragger fishery (mixed species) and the scallop fishery.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Cape May, NJ Rutgers University