Oral history interview with recreational fisherman Kalani Cairns. Cairns, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is an avid fisher and diver who fishes several times a month. He knows where the Oculina Bank is and what the regulations are, but has never fished there. He personally was not affected by any of the regulations. Cairns is a strong believer in conservation and thinks that, on the surface, closed areas could be a good fishery management tool. However, he does not know of any data to support that hypothesis, nor does he know enough about quotas or seasonal limits to offer an opinion. In this interview, Cairns also addresses some of the environmental issues affecting the Fort Pierce area, namely water quality, runoff, and mosquito control.
Fisheries, Fort Pierce (Fla.), Fishers, Interviews, Fishery closures, Florida, Fishery management, Fishing
Fisheries; Fort Pierce; Florida; Fishery closures; Fishery management; Fisher; Interviews; Fishing; Fishers
Florida, Fort Pierce
1 sound file (41 min.) : digital, MP3 file +
University of South Florida
Oculina Bank Oral History Project
Cairns, Kalani (Interviewee), "Kalani Cairns oral history interview" (2010). Oculina Bank Oral History Project. 5.