DARE Interview : Apalachicola, Florida; Primary Informant FL021

  1. Full Interview

  • 1965
  • Informant Data:
  • FL021: White; male; age: 79 (old); education: grade school; community type: village
  • Media File:
  • Full Interview (Tape 0256-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:25 How he got into the oyster business. Getting oysters with tongs, shucking them, etc.
  • 05:40 Different ways to prepare oysters—stew, fried, raw. Oyster life cycle, overgathering and size limit
  • 11:20 Conchs are only thing that eats oysters; big storms will bury and suffocate them
  • 15:15 Introducing shrimping to Florida 40 years ago, experimenting to find the season
  • 18:45 How to trawl for shrimp, where they live, creating shrimp market
  • 24:25 No size limit with shrimp, they die immediately. Life span and season
  • 28:00 Local commercial mullet fishing, local freshwater fish. Only saltwater catfish are any good to eat
  • 32:30 Tape end


Porter, Ruth
  • 1965
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
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