Oculina Bank Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Terry Howard

Date

2010-08-10

Publication Date

Fall 11-3-2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Women fishers, Women fishing guides, Charter boat captains, Interviews, Florida, Fort Pierce, Charter boat fishing, Fisheries, Fishers, Fishery closures, Fishery management, Fishing

Subject: topical

Charter boat fishing; Florida; Fort Pierce; Charter boat captains; Fisheries; Fishers; Interviews; Fishery closures; Fishery management; Fishing; Fly fishing; Fly fishing for women; Women fishers; Women fishing guides

Subject: geographic

Florida, Fort Pierce

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral history, Online audio

Format

1 sound file (67 min.) : digital, MP3 file +

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Oculina Bank Oral History Project

Identifier

O6-00036

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