Fishermen in Cortez

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Fishermen in Cortez

Creator

Sally Watt

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Abstract

Sally Watt reports from Cortez, in Manatee County on the Florida Gulf Coast. Cortez was once a thrving community with 200 fishermen and five fish houses making a livng off fishing. A statewide ban on the use of gill nets, enacted in 1995, severly cut the ranks of commercial fishermen. Now only six fishermen and one fish house are still in business in Cortez. Thomas "Blue" Fulford, a Cortez resident who was a local leader in the efforts to stop the net ban from being enacted, talks about the old days in Cortez and the hardships the net ban has imposed.

Keywords

Fisheries Florida, Fishers Florida, Cortez (Fla.)

Description

1 audio file (ca. 3 min.) : digital, MPEG3. ;

Subject: topical

Fisheries; Fishers

Subject: geographic

Florida; Cortez (Fla.)

Time Period

200-?

Type

Sound

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Sally Watt Radio Programs

Identifier

W02-002

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