Oculina Bank Oral History Project

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Interviewer

Terry Howard

Date

2010-08-05

Publication Date

Fall 11-3-2010

Abstract

Oral history interview with former commercial fisherman Robert Christensen. Christensen began fishing with his father when he was a teenager and eventually began running his father's boat on his own. The Oculina Bank was one of their main fishing areas and the source of 50 percent of their income. The increasing regulations to the area had a negative effect on their fishing, to the extent that, in 1998, they had to sell their boat. After that, Christensen became a plumber and worked at other land jobs, including in a fish market. Christensen is opposed to closed areas but accepts limits, although in his opinion, nature sets its own regulations and limits. He does not believe that commercial fishing has a future in Fort Pierce due to the increased regulation; like him, many other fishermen can no longer afford to do it and are selling their boats.

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 (33 min.) : digital, MP3 file + ;

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Oculina Bank Oral History Project

Identifier

O6-00037

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