Janice Gadaire Fleuriel | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
John Xifares

Judge Xifares served as a superior court judge until his retirement. Prior to his appointment, he was an attorney for fish lumpers, seafood workers and teamsters. He discusses history of unions from 1960's to 1980's. He discusses the loss/weakening of the unions and the impact on the industry.

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel New Bedford, MA Working Waterfront Festival The Working Waterfront Festival Community Documentation Project
Amanda Wright

Amanda Wright is a lobster sternman. She discusses her life and experiences in the industry

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel New Bedford, MA Working Waterfront Festival The Working Waterfront Festival Community Documentation Project
Amy Van Atten

Ms. Van Atten is the operations coordinator of NOAA's observer program. She speaks about the fishing industry from a federal management perspective and her specific involvement with the fishing industry.

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel New Bedford, MA Working Waterfront Festival The Working Waterfront Festival Community Documentation Project
Leslie Trott

Mr. Trott speaks about growing up in a fishing family and his life as a fisherman.

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel New Bedford, MA Working Waterfront Festival The Working Waterfront Festival Community Documentation Project
Mary and Michael Yortson

Mary Yorston Sylvia, joined by her son Michael Yortson, speaks about what it is like to be the wife of a fisherman since the beginning of the 20th century. Michael Yorston speaks about his activities related to the fishing industry, specifically his retail work at West Marine.

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel New Bedford, MA Working Waterfront Festival The Working Waterfront Festival Community Documentation Project
Paul Swain, Part 3

Mr. Swain is a retired port agent who worked as a lumper, a fisherman, and an auctioneer at the old New Bedford fish auction. In this interview, Mr. Swain discusses his career as a port agent, the changes in his job, the auction, and the industry. He describes in detail both his work as a port agent and how the auction worked.

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel New Bedford, MA Working Waterfront Festival The Working Waterfront Festival Community Documentation Project
Jack Saunders

Mr. Saunders, the owner of Pier Oil in New Bedford, MA, speaks about his early involvement in commercial fishing and his current business providing fueling facilities.

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel New Bedford, MA Working Waterfront Festival The Working Waterfront Festival Community Documentation Project
Angela Sanfilippo

Ms. Sanfilippo, from an Italian fishing family, lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts. She is the Executive Director of the Gloucester Fisherman's Wives Association, an advocacy group for the fishing industry.

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel New Bedford, MA Working Waterfront Festival The Working Waterfront Festival Community Documentation Project
Jim Ruhle

Mr. Ruhle, a commercial fisherman from North Carolina, speaks about his experiences in the fishing industry. He also discusses his current research work that parallels state research.

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel New Bedford, MA Working Waterfront Festival The Working Waterfront Festival Community Documentation Project
Susan Peterson

Mrs. Peterson is a retired anthropologist who worked for NMFS at Woods Hole in the 1970s and 1980s. She spent two years attending the daily New Bedford Fish Auction to study the fishing community in New Bedford. She is also a co-founder of the Coalition for Buzzards Bay, a non-profit based in New Bedford which focuses on the health of Buzzards Bay.

Janice Gadaire Fleuriel New Bedford, MA Working Waterfront Festival The Working Waterfront Festival Community Documentation Project

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