Bob Moffitt

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Kenny Corder Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage Project

Oral history interview with Kenny Corder.

Bob Moffitt Honolulu, HI NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Basil and Sally Oshiro Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage Project

Oral history interview with Basil and Sally Oshiro.

Bob Moffitt Wailuku, HI NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Fritz Amtsburg Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage Project

Fritz Amtsburg got an early education in fishing and became a full-time commercial fisherman in 1949. He was introduced to fishing by his stepfather, who fished out of Molokai during the war and later moved to Oahu. Amtsburg learned bottom fishing techniques from his stepfather, who preferred fishing off the Koko Crater or Koko Head. He used a technique called kogo to pull the anchor, and they mostly fished for Paka and Lehi. Amtsburg also engaged in trolling and bottom fishing trips to Waianae and Ka'ena Point.

Bob Moffitt Honolulu, HI NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Kurt Kawamoto Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage Project

Oral history interview with Kurt Kawamoto.

Bob Moffitt Honolulu, HI NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Layne Nakagawa Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage Project

Oral history interview with Layne Nakagawa.

Bob Moffitt Wailuku, HI NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Leonard Yamada Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage Project

Oral history interview with Leonard Yamada. 

Bob Moffitt Honolulu, HI NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Maui Cooperative Fishing Association Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage Project

Group interview with the next generation of the Maui Cooperative Fishing Association.

Bob Moffitt Wailuku, HI NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Melvin Lopez, Jr. Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage Project

Group interview with the next generation of the Maui Cooperative Fishing Association

Bob Moffitt Wailuku, HI NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Nash Kobayashi Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage Project

Oral history interview with Nash Kobayashi and Ralph Takafuji.

Bob Moffitt Wailuku, HI NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Nathan and Michael Abe Hawai‘i Bottomfish Heritage Project

Nathan and Mike Abe are brothers who have dedicated their lives to fishing, following in the footsteps of their father and grandfather. Nathan learned the trade from his commercial fisherman father and continued the family tradition of netting opelu, a type of fish. He primarily focused on bottom fishing and inshore fishing. Mike, on the other hand, started fishing at a young age, netting opelu and later transitioning to boat fishing. He engaged in opelu and bottom fishing, often giving bait to others and selling the majority of the catch.

Bob Moffitt Kona, HI NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center