Kevin Lynch | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Kevin Lynch

Location of Interview
Collection Name

Ellsworth High School - Maine

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

principal investigator
Date of Interview

Joyce Whitmore 

Biographical Sketch

 Kevin Lynch is a boat captain fishing at different times for scallops, tuna, elver, cod and haddock. He fishes along the Maine coast but as also fished off New Jersey. He discusses the tracking of fish, the equipment needed to catch fish, and how the fish are sold locally as well as around the world. He tells interesting stories of catching a bomb as well as bringing up whalebones.

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