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Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
William J. Hudder Fishermen Interviews of the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1893-1895

Date above approximate. Interview with fisherman William Hudder of Gloucester, MA by members of the U.S. Fish Commission. Interview contains descriptions of the mackerel fishery.

Unknown Gloucester, MA U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Archives II , New England Regional National Archives
M.J. Keating Fishermen Interviews of the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1893-1895

Interview with fisherman and dealer M.J. Keating of Port Mulgrave, N.S. near the Gut of Canso. Interview conducted by members of the U.S. Fish Commission. Contains descriptions of the mackerel fishery.

Unknown Port Mulgrave, Nova Scotia U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Archives II , New England Regional National Archives
Ahmon Mallock Fishermen Interviews of the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1893-1895

This interview with Captain Ahmon Mallock of Portland, ME took place on November 23, 1893. Members of the Joint Fisheries Commission conducted the interview in an effort to gain information on the mackerel fishery.

Unknown Portland, ME U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Archives II , New England Regional National Archives
Joseph O'Brien Fishermen Interviews of the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1893-1895

Interview with Harbor Inspector and Fishery Overseer Joseph O'Brien of St. John, N.B. Interview contains descriptions of New Brunswick fisheries, St. John County, saw mill and tanning industry, factories, industrial pollution and salmon populations.

Unknown St. John, New Brunswick U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Archives II , New England Regional National Archives
W.G. Pool Fishermen Interviews of the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1893-1895

Interview with fisherman W.G. Pool of Gloucester, MA by members of the U.S. Fish Commission. Interview contains descriptions of the mackerel fishery.

Unknown Gloucester, MA U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Archives II , New England Regional National Archives
A.M. Smith Fishermen Interviews of the U.S. Commission of Fish and Fisheries, 1893-1895

A.M. Smith was a prominent figure in the fish business in Portland, Maine, during the late 19th century. His career in the industry spanned at least fifteen years, during which he gained significant insights into the mackerel fishery and the legislation surrounding it. Smith was not personally engaged in the fisheries but was a dealer, which gave him a unique perspective on the industry's economics and the effects of legislation on the market. Smith was known for his innovative thinking and was the first to propose a five-year close season for mackerel fishing.

Unknown Portland, ME U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Archives II , New England Regional National Archives
Oystermen Stories New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore

Bill Biggs (1926-2001), John Dubois (1912-2001), Charlie Elmer (1912-2006), Arthur Hinson (1917-2012), Jack King (1928-2001), Joe Lore (1910-2000), and Mort Hughes (1920-2012) are retired oystermen whose recollections spanned from post World War I (1918) through the 1990s.  These men represent the fading legacy of traditional oystermen who navigated the waters during the era of sail-powered dredging. Their lives on the water are characterized by the intimate knowledge of oystering, a craft honed through seasons of planting and harvesting the bivalves.

Unknown Port Norris, NJ Bayshore Center at Bivalve Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center
Shuckers' Tales New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore

The Oyster Shuckers, a group of individuals from the Bayshore area, share a rich heritage rooted in the maritime traditions of Port Norris, New Jersey. Their lives are interwoven with the rhythms of the Delaware Bay, where generations have toiled in the pursuit of harvesting and processing oysters. These men and women come from diverse backgrounds, each carrying personal histories that reflect the broader narrative of the oyster industry.

Unknown Port Norris, NJ Bayshore Center at Bivalve Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center
Loretta Doucette Oral History Collection - Fishing and Fisheries

Loretta Doucette is a resident of Falmouth, Massachusetts, who has a deep connection to the fishing industry in Woods Hole. Her father was a fisherman who fished for Sam Cahoon, whose market was located in Woods Hole. Loretta's father was born in Nova Scotia in the 1880s and ran away from home at a young age and made his way to Yarmouth. In his early 20s, Loretta's father came to Boston and worked in masonry for a brief period. He even worked on a bridge over the Charles River. Eventually, he decided to settle in Cape Cod and chose Edgartown as his fishing base around 1910.

Unknown Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Historical Museum
Edward G. Enos, Jr. Oral History Collection - Fishing and Fisheries

Edward "Eddie" Enos Jr. grew up in Falmouth Heights, spending much of his time around the waterfront exploring and fishing. At the age of 12, he had a chance encounter with an experienced fisherman named Joe Joseph, who would become a significant influence in his life. Joe taught Eddie about fishing techniques, shared his knowledge of the local fishing spots, and even gifted him a share of the white perch they caught together. Joe Joseph, an experienced fisherman and entrepreneur, owned the Harvard New Fish Market and had a deep connection to the waterfront community.

Unknown Woods Hole, MA Woods Hole Historical Museum