Point Pleasant, NJ | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Point Pleasant, NJ

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Anonymous, #17 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

At the time of the interview the individual was a 65 year old male semi-retired individual fishing out of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Previously he has been engaged in a number of different fisheries, surf and hard clams, cod, mixed-species gill nets, scallops and mixed-species dragger fishing. Interview provides a fair amount of detail about the clam fishery in the 1950's and 1960's. Throughout the 1990's he has been engaged in the relay clam fishery, and recently has gotten back into fishing after his son was injured (while fishing).

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Point Pleasant, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #20 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

This interview ended up being with two individuals, brothers that have fished together for some time. Individuals were both in their mid to late 50s at the time of the interview and were commercial fishermen fishing for scallop out of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Their father was a party boat captain and both gained their first experience serving as crew on that party boat. They started off fishing on their own for lobster in the 1970's but very quickly turned to scallops. Interview contains detailed information on the evolution of the scallop fishery and regulatory change thereof.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Point Pleasant, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #18 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

At the time of the interview individual was a 42 year old owner/operator fishing out of Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Respondent did not come from a fishing family but began fishing at a young age (10) and has been an inshore, multi-species gill-netter fishing out of Point Pleasant for his entire professional career. He has also done some long-lining and other types of fishing when not gill netting. A friend, and former commercial fisherman of the respondent also participated in the interview. The respondent¿s wife participated in the second half of the interview.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Point Pleasant, NJ Rutgers University
Pat Fehily Young Fishermen in the Northeast United States

Patrick Fehily, 29 years old at the time of the interview, owns and manages several lobster, gillnet, and scallop boats in Point Pleasant, NJ. Pat did not grow up in a fishing family, but after working as a lobsterboat deckhand in high school and failing to light his spark at college, he decided that fishing was the life for him. Pat quickly built a small fleet of boats and now acts as the shoreside manager for the business, a role that allows him to focus on sales and maintenance.

Sarah Schumann Point Pleasant, NJ NOAA