Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries

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    Principal Investigator:
    Lisa L. Colburn, Kate E. Yentes
Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Anonymous, #1

She describes her life as the wife of a fisherman and how regulations have changed their life plan.

Project Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Lisa Colburn , Azure Dee Westwood Narragansett, RI NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries
Anonymous, #2

She was the wife of a fishermen. She discusses her husband's history in fishing and family ties to other fishermen.Project

Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Azure Dee Westwood Rhode Island NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries
Diane Williams

Diane is the wife of a lobsterman.  She speaks about how regulations are impacting her family.

Project Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Lisa Colburn , Amy Gerber Stonington, ME NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries
Pam Smith

The oral histories are an in depth look at how the fishing industry affects individual fishermen as well as their families. The oral histories also allow us to gain inside perspective on how management regulations affect the social and cultural aspects of people in the fishery.

Project Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Lisa Colburn Jonesport, ME NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries
Ellen Schomer

Ellen is a former fisherman. She speaks about what it was like being a woman in the fishing industry.

Project Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Lisa Colburn South Kingstown, RI NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries
Joel Stanhope

David is a commercial fishermen in Eastport, Maine. Because of the economy in Eastport, David has to work multiple jobs in addition to fishing.

Project Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Lisa Colburn , Kate Yentes Perry, ME NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries
David Pottle

David is a commercial fishermen in Eastport, Maine. Because of the economy in Eastport, David has to work multiple jobs in addition to fishing.

Project Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Lisa Colburn , Kate Yentes Perry, ME NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries
Mary O'Rourke

Mary is a net maker and former fisherman.

Project Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Lisa Colburn , Azure Dee Westwood Narragansett, RI NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries
John Moore

John explains what it is like to be part of a fishing family. He discusses his decisions to enter fishing while still obtaining a bachelor's and master's degree.

Lisa Colburn Narragansett, RI NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries
Doug Miner

Doug ran a fishing vessel until 2008 when the regulations forced him to change careers. He is now working on a tug boat.

Project Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Kate Yentes, Tarsila Seara Stonington, CT NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries