Oculina Bank Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Terry Howard

Date

2010-08-31

Publication Date

Fall 12-6-2010

Abstract

Oral history interview with recreational fisherman Larry Benning. Benning began fishing when he was a child and continues to fish at least twice a week if he can. He and his friend Emil LaViola prefer bottom fishing and frequently fished the Oculina Bank area when it was open. They have now found other places to fish. Benning supports the bank's closure, which he sees as necessary to protect the fish and the coral reef. Closed areas and quotas are his preferred fishery management tools. He does not like size limits or slot limits because so many fish are caught that cannot be kept, and he believes that many of the discarded fish end up dying anyway. Benning thinks that fishery management should be proactive, not reactive. In this interview, Benning also discusses his personal fishing history, the types of fish he catches, and the methods and equipment he uses.

Keywords

Fisheries, Fort Pierce (Fla.), Fishers, Interviews, Fishery closures, Florida, Fishery management, Fishing

Subject: topical

Fisheries; Fort Pierce; Florida; Fishery closures; Fishery management; Fisher; Interviews; Fishing; Fishers

Subject: geographic

Florida, Fort Pierce

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral history

Format

1 sound file (52 min.) : digital, MP3 file +

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Oculina Bank Oral History Project

Identifier

O06-00044

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