Oculina Bank Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Terry Howard

Date

2010-05-03

Publication Date

Fall 9-22-2010

Abstract

Oral history interview with charter boat captains Frederick Dunn and David Knight. Knight is the owner of two party boats, one based in Stuart and the other in Fort Pierce, and Dunn is one of his captains. Knight had never worked in the fishing industry before buying his first boat in 2006. Since then, his business has been very good. Neither man is very familiar with the Oculina Bank as they arrived in Fort Pierce after the area was closed, and the regulations have not affected their fishing. Knight and Dunn believe that enforced quotas are the best fishery management tool since closing areas to fishing impacts the entire region's economy. In this interview, Knight and Dunn describe how their business is operated and recount their entrance into the charter fishing industry.

Keywords

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; Interviews; Fisheries; Fishery closures; Fishers; Fishing

Subject: geographic

Florida, Fort Pierce

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral history, Online audio

Format

1 sound file (34 min.) : digital, MP3 file + ;

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Oculina Bank Oral History Project

Identifier

O6-00023

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