Oral History of Monterey Bay Fishermen | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Oral History of Monterey Bay Fishermen

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    Principal Investigator:
    Melissa Stevens
  • Interviews with Monterey Bay Fishermen on fishing methods, business changes, and challenges to fishing. 

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Mike Stiller

Interview includes individual's background, fishing methods and skills learned, how fishermen adapt to changes and challenges in their industry, observations of ecological change over time, and personal values, beliefs, and how they shape actions on and off the water.

Melissa Stevens Santa Cruz, CA Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Oral History of Monterey Bay Fishermen
Joey Jones

Interview questions include background, cultural ties, fishing methods, business changes, challenges to fishing.

Interviewer's Note: Joey perished at sea in the spring of 2008. I consider myself lucky to have known him for a short time, to have gone fishing with him and been able to learn so much from him. Thanks, Joey!

Melissa Stevens Moss Landing, CA Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Oral History of Monterey Bay Fishermen

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