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Barnegat Light

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Anonymous, #7 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

Individual was in his mid 40s at the time of the interview. He completed high school, and has 6 months of college (where he majored in fisheries) but dropped out because he was anxious to go fishing. He began fishing by working on a head boat and later fished tilefish and scallops. He is currently the owner of two full-time scallop vessels but does not operate them. He also works full-time at dock facilities in Barnegat Light, New Jersey. Interview was conducted in a busy dockside facility and is frequently interrupted.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Barnegat Light, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #15 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

Individual was a 46 year old (at the time of the interview) male fishing out of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. He started off with his father started as a charter captain, then moved into the tilefish fishery, then on into pelagic longlining (swordfish and tuna). More recently he moved into the scallop fishery.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Barnegat Light, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #9 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

Individual was a commercial fisherman in his early 40s fishing out of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. He is an inshore, mixed species gill net fisherman who has been relatively active in fisheries management.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Barnegat Light, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #16 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

At the time of the interview was a 41 year old commercial fisher fishing out of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. (where his father is a charter fisherman). He is primarily a pelagic and bottom long-liner but has gill-netted and scalloped. In the 90's was an owner/operator, but is now is the owner of two vessels (and sometimes an operator). One of these vessels is a long-liner and the other is a day scalloper.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Barnegat Light, NJ Rutgers University
Anonymous, #14 Cumulative Effects in New Jersey Fisheries

At the time of the interview the individual was in his early 60s and working as a commercial fisher fishing out of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. He started fishing before the age of 10, and was mating by 14. He has been an owner/operator since the early 1970's. For 10 years (1989-1990) years he moved to Florida but continued coming back and forth and fish New Jersey waters because some species had declined (like codfish). He began in a mixed gill net fishery, fishing primarily blues, weakfish, and stripers. Started monk fishing around 1990 and has recently started fishing corakers.

Grant Murray, Mike Danko Barnegat Light, NJ Rutgers University