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Interview with John Summers, and his son John, Port St Mary fishermen, about working in the fishing industry

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Date(s): 17 January 1997

Creator(s): Port Erin Marine Laboratory

Scope & Content: Tracks 1 and 2: the interview takes place on the fishing boat 'Family Friend'.

John Summers talks to Matthew Slate about how he became a fisherman in 1960 when he left school and worked for the owner Henry Goldsmith; buying his first boat at 20 years old; different types of fish caught in different areas; how fishing gear and equipment have changed over the years.

John's son, also named John, joins the conversation and the discussion covers, qualifications to become a skipper; cost of buying a boat with help from the Isle of Man Government and health and safety changes and licences.

Administration / Biographical History: Recent changes in the Manx fishing industry, an oral history project by Matthew P. Slate and Laura Copeland of the Port Erin Marine Laboratory.
Other references: MS 12122 & PG/15334.

Language: English

Extent: 45 min. 16 sec.

Collection: Sound Archive

Level: ITEM

ID number: SA 2019-0015/21

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