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/.
Both Jamie Perry and his wife participate in the interview. Jamie Perry is a lobster fisherman that loves the job he works at. He describes the laws connected to lobster fishing and how they impact on his life as well as how they have changed. He discusses the seasonal aspect of lobstering and the migration routes of the lobster. His wife also discusses briefly the impact of lobstering on their family.
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