Fishermen in Cortez

Material Information

Title:
Fishermen in Cortez
Creator:
Watt, Sally
Place of Publication:
[Florida
Publisher:
s.n.
Publication Date:
Language:
English
Physical Description:
1 audio file (ca. 3 min.) : digital, MPEG3. ;

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Fisheries -- Florida ( lcsh )
Fishers -- Florida ( lcsh )
Cortez (Fla.) ( lcsh )

Notes

Summary:
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.
General Note:
Title supplied by cataloger.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
W02-002 ( USFLDC DOI )
w2.2 ( USFLDC Handle )

USFLDC Membership

Aggregations:
Sally Watt Radio Programs

Postcard Information

Format:
Audio