Jonesport, ME | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Jonesport, ME

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Pam Smith

The oral histories are an in depth look at how the fishing industry affects individual fishermen as well as their families. The oral histories also allow us to gain inside perspective on how management regulations affect the social and cultural aspects of people in the fishery.

Project Leaders: Lisa L. Colburn and Kate E. Yentes
Date Collection Completed: On going
Location: www.voices.nmfs.noaa.gov
Geographic Location: Locations across New England

Lisa Colburn Jonesport, ME NOAA Fisheries Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries
William Milliken

Elver harvester William Milliken of Maine describes in this interview the process of fishing for elvers using dip and fyke nets. Having been active in the fishery since 1992, Milliken offers perspectives on ASMFC management and current threats to the elver population.

Julia Beaty Jonesport, ME NOAA Preserve America Initiative, Maine Sea Grant Maine Sea Grant Alewife and Eel Oral Histories
Tuddy Urquhart

Tuddy Urquhart, a 77 year old fisherman talks about how the fishing industry has changed over his lifetime. He discusses the changes in traps, buoys, warps, and how technology has changed fishing. He also notes the character changes in fishermen over the years.

Brittany Sawyer, Martin Alley, Misty Jo Blount Jonesport, ME NOAA/NMFS Local Fisheries Knowledge Pilot Project Jonesport-Beals High School Local Fisheries Knowledge Project
John Faulkingham

John Faulkingham, a 63 year old fisherman and entrepreneur, talks about offshore cod fishing, lobster fishing and clamming. He tells of close calls on the water and the hard life he had in his early years of fishing.

Brittany Sawyer, Martin Alley, Misty Jo Blount Jonesport, ME NOAA/NMFS Local Fisheries Knowledge Pilot Project Jonesport-Beals High School Local Fisheries Knowledge Project

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