Through the support of the Maine Humanities Council and the Island Institute, the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association was able to collect hours of oral histories from fishermen throughout Maine.
Purse seiner Gary Hatch of Owls Head, ME recalls his career in the herring and scallop fisheries. Interview contains information on purse seining, scalloping, federal regulations, closed areas and mid-water trawling.
This interview was produced with funding from the Maine Humanities Council.
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