Oculina Bank Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Terry Howard

Date

2010-08-29

Publication Date

Fall 11-16-2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Fisheries, Fort Pierce (Fla.), Fishers, Interviews, Fishery closures, Florida, Fishery management, Fishing

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

Format

1 sound file (41 min.) : digital, MP3 file +

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Oculina Bank Oral History Project

Identifier

O06-00039

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