Oculina Bank Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Terry Howard

Date

2010-04-18

Publication Date

Fall 9-13-2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Fisheries, Florida, Fort Pierce, Fishers, Interviews, Fishery closures, Fishery management

Subject: topical

Fisheries; Fort Pierce; Florida; Fishery closures; Fishery management; Fisher; Interviews; Fishing; Fishers

Subject: geographic

Florida, Fort Pierce

Language

English

Type

Sound

Genre

Oral history, Online audio

Format

1 sound file (20 min.) : digital, MP3 file + ;

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Oculina Bank Oral History Project

Identifier

O6-00017

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