Graying of the Fleet

  • Collection DOI:
    Principal Investigator:
    Suzanne Russell
  • These oral histories examine the graying phenomenon and implications for the resilience of the commercial fishing industry in two coastal communities in Oregon.

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Dylan Eder Graying of the Fleet

“One of the same things that makes fishing a great adventure – the wildness and unpredictability of the ocean – can also be a huge source of discomfort.”

Deanna Caracciolo Newport, OR Oregon State University Marine Resource Management Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Voices from the West Coast
Gary Ripka Graying of the Fleet

Interview with Gary Ripka.

Deanna Caracciolo Port Orford, OR Oregon State University Marine Resource Management Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Voices from the West Coast
Dean Fleck Graying of the Fleet

Interview with Dean Fleck.

Deanna Caracciolo Newport, OR Oregon State University Marine Resource Management Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Voices from the West Coast
Sandy Roumagoux Graying of the Fleet

Interview with Sandy Roumagoux.

Courtney Leigh Flathers Newport, OR Oregon State University Marine Resource Management Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Voices from the West Coast
Paul Garett Graying of the Fleet

Interview with Paul Garett.

Deanna Caracciolo Newport, OR Oregon State University Marine Resource Management Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Voices from the West Coast
Mark Saelens Graying of the Fleet

Interview with Mark Saelens.

Courtney Leigh Flathers Newport, OR Oregon State University Marine Resource Management Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Voices from the West Coast
Herb Goblirsch Graying of the Fleet

Interview with Herb Goblirsch.

Deanna Caracciolo Newport, OR Oregon State University Marine Resource Management Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Voices from the West Coast
Ryan Sokol Graying of the Fleet

Interview with Ryan Sokol.

Deanna Caracciolo Port Orford, OR Oregon State University Marine Resource Management Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Voices from the West Coast
Chris Aiello Graying of the Fleet

Chris Aiello, a fisherman, was born in Newark, New Jersey, and raised in Hoboken and Montclair. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from New York University. Aiello's career began with menial jobs in New York City, but he was drawn to outdoor activities. He moved to the West Coast in 1977, initially to grow pot, before transitioning to fishing. Aiello's work ethic and education have equipped him with the skills to understand management schemes and business practices in the fishing industry.

Deanna Caracciolo Port Orford, OR Oregon State University Marine Resource Management Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Voices from the West Coast
Bill Hall Graying of the Fleet

“Fishing is huge. I think it is a huge driver not only of our economy, but of the culture.  I think also it is under appreciated.”

Bill Hall lives in Newport, Oregon, and is the Lincoln County Commissioner in his fourth term. He was born in Portland, and lived there until he was 26. He did some graduate work in Portland, and then moved to Newport to become a reporter for The News Times, and the news director, covering the local government, for a group of radio stations.

Courtney Leigh Flathers Newport, OR Oregon State University Marine Resource Management Program, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Voices from the West Coast