Anonymous, #9 | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Anonymous, #9

Location of Interview
Collection Name

Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

Description

The "Cumulative Effects and New Jersey Fisheries" Project was funded by the New Jersey Sea Grant College Program, New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium. Dr. Bonnie McCay and Dr. Kevin St. Martin of Rutgers University were the principal investigators of this project and interviews were conducted primarily by Dr. Grant Murray (now at Vancouver Island University) and Mike Danko (New Jersey Sea Grant College Program, New Jersey Marine Sciences Consortium). These interviews had 2 principal goals: 1) to document the cumulative effects of regulatory change on the people, businesses and communities most directly dependent on New Jersey's fisheries; and 2) to create a history of New Jersey's commercial and recreational fisheries through the oral histories of people involved in them. Identifying information has been stripped from these interviews in order to preserve anonymity. Thanks to the 44 fish harvesters that participated in oral history interviews.

Date of Interview
12-17-2005
Transcript
Abstract

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.


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