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Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia

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    Principal Investigator:
    Jennifer Sweeney Tookes, Bryan Fluech
  • The goal of the “Fishing Traditions and Fishing Futures” project is to raise awareness of the experiences of commercial fishermen and their changing livelihoods in Georgia by documenting their local fisheries knowledge and perspectives about the state and fate of Georgia’s commercial fishing industry through the use of oral histories. Capturing the life stories and experiences of Georgia’s commercial fishermen is especially important since many local communities have depended on the coastal environment for their economic and cultural base for generations.

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Charlie Phillips

Interview with Charlie Phillips.

Jennifer Sweeney Tookes, Danielle Sayre Townsend, GA UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Southern University Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia
Leonard W. Crosby

Interview with Leonard W. Crosby.

Jennifer Sweeney Tookes, Danielle Sayre Richmond Hill, GA UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Southern University Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia
Tommy Brown

Interview with Tommy Brown. 

Savannah Bell, Amber Gosser Valona, GA UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Southern University Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia
Robert Todd

Interview with Robert Todd.

Ahmauri Williams-Alford, Nompumelelo Hlophe , Alexis McGhee Valona, GA UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Southern University Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia
Renee Audrey Jones

Interview with Renee Audrey Jones.

Victoria Barrett, Julia Thomas Valona, GA UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Southern University Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia
Michael Edwards Vernon

Interview with Michael Edward Vernon.

Victoria Barrett, Julia Thomas Valona, GA UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Southern University Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia
David Anthony Karwacki

Interview with David Anthony Karwacki.

Danielle Sayre , Erin Scooler Darien, GA UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Southern University Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia
Thornell King

The interview begins with a brief history of Thornell King's childhood and his father’s involvement in selling fish back in the 1950’s and 1960’s. He then goes on to talk about his brief interest in shrimping and how that eventually led him into the world of jellyballing. He describes his time under his mentor, George Tye, and how Tye eventually gifted him his three boats and his jellyballing company.

Angelique Jennings, Scott Clark Darien, GA UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Southern University Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia
Dwight "Wynn" Darwin Gale, Jr.

Interview with Dwight "Wynn" Darwin Gale, Jr.

Savannah Bell, Amber Gosser Darien, GA UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Southern University Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia
Robert Lee Everson, Sr.

Interview with Robert Lee Everson, Sr.

Kendra Cooper, Alexis McGhee Darien, GA UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant, Georgia Southern University Fishing Traditions & Fishing Futures in Georgia