Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

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    Principal Investigator:
    Christina Package-Ward
  • Interviews with former or current commercial fishermen in and around Newport, Oregon and Kodiak, Alaska exploring their involvement in Alaska fishing during the 1960s through 1980s. Funding provided by NOAA Preserve America Initiative, part of Preserve America and by NOAA/NMFS.
     

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Bob Jacobson Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include how participant began fishing, social ties, fishing changes over time, crab fishing business and management changes (IFQs), halibut fishing management changes (IFQs), and changes in Kodiak.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Ted Painter Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and how participant became engaged in fishing, changes in fisheries over time, changes in fisheries management, social ties, strategies for finding crew and changes in crew, Kodiak history, rationalization of crab fishery, and entry opportunities for fishermen.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Jan Robison Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and reason participant began fishing, social ties, Kodiak history, Joint Venture fisheries, changes in crab fishery, changes in Alaska fisheries over time, and opportunities for current crew members to enter fishery.

Christina Package-Ward Depoe Bay, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Billy Williams Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include how participant became involved in fishing, social ties, North Pacific crab fishing methods, changes to North Pacific crab fishery over time, ties to place, and reasons for influx of Newport (Oregon) residents in Alaska fishing.

Interviews with former or current commercial fishermen in/around Newport, Oregon and Kodiak, Alaska exploring their involvement in Alaska fishing during the 1960s through 1980s. Interviews conducted between 7/10 - 9/10. Funding provided by NOAA Preserve America Initiative, part of Preserve America and by NOAA/NMFS.

Christina Package-Ward Kodiak, AK NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Mike Wilson Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and how participant began fishing, social ties and connections, changes in fishing, Kodiak history, changes in fisheries management, rationalization, changes in crab fishery, ability of new crew to enter fishery, cyclic species patterns, and local knowledge of fishermen.

Christina Package-Ward Toledo, OR NOAA-NMFS
Anonymous Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

The anonymous narrator is a seasoned fisherman with a rich history in the fishing industry. His journey into the industry began in 1957 when he was just thirteen years old, following his father's transition from logging to fishing. Over the years, he has gained extensive experience in various types of fishing, including troll fishery, bottom fishery, and crabbing. He has also owned several boats, some of which he built himself, and has fished in various locations including Alaska, Oregon, California, and Washington. Currently, he operates two boats for shrimping and one for crabbing.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Daniel Hall Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and how participant began fishing, social ties, Joint Venture fishing, multi-regional fishing, Kodiak history, and changes in fisheries management.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Rex Hockema Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and how participant began fishing, social ties, Joint Venture fishing, seafood processing, changes in fisheries management, rationalization, cost of entry in fishing, Kodiak history, changes in crab fishery, changes in pollock fishery, changes in shrimp fishery, and Exxon Valdez oil spill.

Christina Package-Ward Toledo, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America