Terry L. Howard
Oral history interview with fishing guide Marcia Foosaner. Foosaner, a lifelong recreational fisherwoman, got her charter captain's license in 1997. She fishes primarily inshore or in the Indian River Lagoon and uses flies only. She has never fished the Oculina Bank because it is too far away and too deep for her method of fishing. She has not been directly affected by any of the regulations to the area, although she observes that some of the fish she catches may spawn there. Foosaner is deeply concerned with conservation and supported closing the area to protect the coral reef, which she sees as imperative. Although she usually agrees with the most stringent regulations, she believes that people will continue to break the rules. In this interview, Foosaner also recounts her fishing history, describes some of her techniques, and discusses the environmental problems that affect the Fort Pierce area.
Women fishers, Women fishing guides, Charter boat captains, Interviews, Charter boat fishing, Fisheries, Fishers, Fishery closures, Fishery management, Fishing
01:06:47; 34 page transcript
Ft. Pierce (Fla.)
Foosaner, Marcia, "Marcia Foosaner Oral History Interview" (2010). Oculina Bank Oral History Project. 22.