Howard, Terry Lee
University of South Florida Libraries
Robert Ferber is a former commercial kingfish captain who fished the waters off the coasts of Florida. Born in 1937 in Long Island, New York, Ferber began fishing as a child before moving to Fort Lauderdale in 1947. Ferber joined the Air Force in 1954 and split his time between Spokane, Washington before permanently settling in Florida in the 1960s. In his interview, Ferber describes finding the best price for selling his catch to Florida fish houses and changes in the industry since the 1960s. He also discusses his experiences with dangerous weather and boat accidents. In closing his interview, Ferber shares some memorable and humorous moments from his time as a kingfish captain.
Fishing, Anecdotes, Drug traffic, Fishing stories
1 sound file (61 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file
Fishing--Florida; Fishing--Anecdotes; Drug traffic; Fishing stories, American
Oral histories, Online audio
University of South Florida
Florida Fishing Captains Oral History Project
Ferber, Robert and University of South Florida--Libraries--Oral History Program, "Robert "Bob" Ferber Oral History Interview" (2019). Florida Fishing Captains Oral History Project. 6.