Roy Lee Yeomans | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Roy Lee Yeomans

Location of Interview
Collection Name

Wetland Riders

The folks in the Wetland Riders collection were interviewed in the course of writing the book of that title. “Wetland Riders” was intended to help members of the commercial fishing industry and the general public understand how and why Gulf Coast states in the late 1980s and 1990s were giving exclusive access to key culinary species—such as the red drum and spotted seatrout—to the recreational fishing industry.

principal investigator
Interviewer
Affiliation
Date of Interview
09-01-1992
Audio
Biographical Sketch

Life-long fisherman Roy Lee was born and raised in the Everglades around Everglades City. As that region was engulfed by the National Park in the 1970s, he relocated to South Louisiana where he fished for red drum, spotted seatrout, pompano, black drum, etc. Most winters he returned to Marathon, Florida, to stab net for mangrove snapper, and used a runaround gill net to harvest bluefish and Spanish mackerel. Interview was conducted in Leeville, Louisiana, in September 1992. 


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