Oculina Bank Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Terry Howard

Date

2010-09-01

Publication Date

Fall 12-7-2010

Abstract

Oral history interview with charter boat captain James Gallagher. Gallagher moved to Fort Pierce in 1989 and has been running charter or party boats since his arrival. He is somewhat familiar with the Oculina Bank but never fished there much since it is too deep for his method of fishing. Gallagher does not think much of closed areas to fishing, including the Oculina Bank protected area, because he does not believe they improve the fish stock. Enforcement of closed areas is also a problem. He favors bag limits or quotas, which curtail the human desire to take as many fish as possible, but his preferred fishery management tool is restriction to hook and line fishing, as this method gives the fish the choice to bite or not to bite. In this interview, Gallagher also discusses his fishing history and the way his charter business works.

Keywords

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

Subject: topical

Charter boat fishing; Florida; Fort Pierce; Charter boat captains; Interviews; Fisheries; Fishery closures; Fishers; Fishing

Subject: geographic

Florida, Fort Pierce

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral history

Format

1 sound file (32 min.) : digital, MP3 file +

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Oculina Bank Oral History Project

Identifier

O06-00046

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