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Voices from the Fisheries

December 13, 2010

Here’s a wonderful website by the National Marine Fisheries Services that provides a series of oral history interviews that document the human experience of fisheries of the United States. This website could be used in a variety of ways from adding digital experiences to history and geography curriculum, to giving classes or community organizations ideas for their own oral history project!

According to the website, “The Voices from the Fisheries Database is a central repository for consolidating, archiving, and disseminating oral history interviews related to commercial, recreational, and subsistence fishing in the United States and its territories. Oral history interviews are a powerful way to document the human experience with our marine, coastal, and Great Lakes environments and our living marine resources. Each story archived here provides a unique example of this connection collected from fishermen, their spouses, processing workers, shoreside business workers and operators, recreational and subsistence fishermen, scientists, marine resources managers, and others –all among NOAA’s fishery stakeholders.” More…

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