Oculina Bank Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Terry Howard

Date

2010-03-11

Publication Date

Summer 8-31-2010

Abstract

Oral history interview with charter boat captain David King. King, who has been fishing since he was a child, is the owner of Little Adam Charters; he also owns a Subway shop. Before getting his captain's license in 1988, he also worked as a commercial fisherman. As an enthusiast of bottom fishing, Oculina Bank was one of King's favorite fishing spots, and it was one of the main places where he took his customers. After the regulations were enacted, he had to find other places to fish and learn how to catch other kinds of fish. In King's opinion, the best ways to manage a fishery are size and amount limits, as opposed to closed areas or seasons, which hurt the local economy. When grouper and snapper were closed, he had to get another job and now spends more time there than fishing. In this interview, King also explains how his charter boat business works, describing the places where he takes clients and a typical day's events, and shares some memorable fishing stories.

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 (60 min.) : digital, MP3 file +

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Oculina Bank Oral History Project

Identifier

O6-00009

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