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Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Frank Tursi 1997 North Carolina Fisheries Reform Act

Former journalist Frank Tursi describes his upbringing in Brooklyn, New York and how he moved to North Carolina. This oral history focuses on Frank's recollections of fisheries debates surrounding the Fisheries Reform Act and the factors that drove it.

Barbara Garrity-Blake Newport, NC Carolina Coastal Voices
Myrtle Gordonier New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore

Personal interview with the widow of Charlie Johnson, Jr, son of one-time owner (Charles Johnson, Sr.) of the oyster schooner CASHIER. Remembers Johnson's would travel to Maryland to pick up African American oysterman at beginning of oyster season. She recalls the boat had sails and a motor. Johnson, Sr. lost the boat (couldn't continue t o finance it) around 1935 when the bank foreclosed. NOTE: there are errors in years and facts in this interview.

Jeanne Doremus Newport, NJ Bayshore Center at Bivalve Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center
Tracey Bowen Oral Histories from the New England Fisheries

Tracey Bowen, the wife of a fisherman, describes what it was like when her husband became a fisherman.

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 , Azure Dee Westwood Newport, RI NOAA Fisheries
Daniel Hall Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and how participant began fishing, social ties, Joint Venture fishing, multi-regional fishing, Kodiak history, and changes in fisheries management.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Bob Jacobson Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include how participant began fishing, social ties, fishing changes over time, crab fishing business and management changes (IFQs), halibut fishing management changes (IFQs), and changes in Kodiak.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Ted Painter Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and how participant became engaged in fishing, changes in fisheries over time, changes in fisheries management, social ties, strategies for finding crew and changes in crew, Kodiak history, rationalization of crab fishery, and entry opportunities for fishermen.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Anonymous Oregon Residents in Alaska's Historical Fishing

Interview topics include background and how participant began fishing, reasons for Alaska fishing entry, social ties, Kodiak history, fishing in Newport, Joint Venture fishing, changes in fisheries management and regulation, marine reserves in Oregon, and local knowledge.

Christina Package-Ward Newport, OR NOAA-NMFS, Preserve America
Steven Wilkes Sector Management in New England

Steven Wilkes, 65, is a retired commercial fisherman out of Newport, Rhode Island. Mr. Wilkes fished with his grandfather as a boy and began fishing commercially at age 18, buying his first boat at age 29 after working as a teacher and deckhand for a few years. Though he in no longer an active fisherman, he still lives on his boat and maintains a permit in the common pool. Mr. Wilkes did mostly day trips as a fisherman, but worked patrolling telecommunications cables prior to retiring from fisheries. He does not have a positive impression of sectors or government involvement in business.

Azure Cygler Newport, RI NOAA
James Violet The Fishing Industry in Newport, RI 1930-1987

James Violet worked as an inshore lobsterman in Newport for much of his working like. Of Greek lineage, he learned his trade from Greek lobstermen who came to Newport from Skiathos, Greece. Mr. Violet reminisces about those Greeks who were an important and colorful part of Newport's waterfront. In addition, Mr. Violet describes the Newport fishing industry during the 1930's, the 1938 Hurricane, overfishing, the 200 mile limit, and the impact of tourism and development on the fishing industry in Newport. On page 6 his transcript (page 12 of the pdf), he references making a list of names.

Jennifer Murray Newport, RI Newport Historical Society
Richard Allen, Part 1 The Fishing Industry in Newport, RI 1930-1987

Richard Allen is Vice President of Atlantic Offshore Fisherman's Association which acts on behalf of offshore fishermen and lobstermen in fisheries management deliberations. Major issues of concern to A.O.F.A are conservation, establishment of a countervailing duty on Canadian codfish, offshore oil exploration, and gear conflicts. Mr. Allen's manuscript contains important information pertaining to the fishing industry on a local, national, and international level.

Jennifer Murray Newport, RI Newport Historical Society