These interviews were conducted as part of Ellsworth High School's participation in the NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS) Local Fisheries Knowledge Pilot Project 2003-2005. All 10th graders participated in this interdisciplinary project that involved English, History, Social Studies, and Biology classes. To read about the LFK Project, go to http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/lfkproject/.
David Sargent is a lobster fisherman, a sea urchin diver, a scallop diver, a wormer and a clam digger depending on the season. Out of all of these occupations, David prefers lobster fishing. He discusses the hard work of the lobster fisherman and the need for a stern man to work with you. He also discusses diving and the strain on the body this occupation has.
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