Terry L. Howard
Oral history interview with commercial fisherman Neil Logan. Logan moved to Fort Pierce in 1991 because the fishing grounds were so productive, particularly the Oculina Bank. He estimates that the Bank's closure to grouper and snapper fishing has cost him 60 percent of his income, since he used to fish there around 150 days a year. He was also affected by the 1996 anchoring prohibition, since his preferred method of fishing requires him to anchor. Logan now does more diving than fishing due to the closures and restrictions. He has no use for closed areas as a management tool and believes that if more laws continue to be passed, there will be no more commercial fishing in Fort Pierce.
Fisheries, Fishers, Interviews, Fishery closures, Fishery management
00:19:12; 14 page transcript
Ft. Pierce (Fla.)
Logan, Neil, "Neil Logan Oral History Interview" (2010). Oculina Bank Oral History Project. 39.