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NOAA's 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 at the site 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.

You can search the site in various ways and find interviews with members of the southeastern Massachusetts shellfish industry and local river herring wardens, who were interviewed by Woods Hole Sea Grant and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension marine resource specialist Abigail Archer.

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