Herb Prythrech

Location of Interview
Collection Name

NOAA Beaufort Lab Oral Histories


Interviews with retired staff of NOAA Beaufort Lab, documenting their academic background, career path, research focus, and reflections on their work in the lab.  

Date of Interview
Principal Investigator
  • Born in Beaufort, NC; raised on Pivers Island (site of the Beaufort Laboratory)
  • Herb’s father, Dr. Herbert Prythrech, was Director of the Beaufort Laboratory, 1933-1949
  • Graduated from East Carolina University and also served in the US Army
  • Worked for the NMFS, formerly the U.S. Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, as a port agent and fishery reporting specialist in TX, SC, GA, and Miami; retired from NMFS in 1994

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