Commercial fishing has deep cultural ties to the Georgia coast, particularly the shrimping industry, which is the state’s largest and most economically valuable fishery. Shrimping has played an integral role in shaping the identities of the commercial fishermen who have spent most of their lives on the water. At the heart of these identities are the fishing boats that have carried captains and their crew for decades.
Learn about a collaborative project between Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Associate Director of Extension Bryan Fluech and Georgia Southern University’s Jennifer Sweeney Tooks to record the stories and experiences of local shrimpers and their boats. These recordings powerfully preserve the voice and culture of commercial fishing for current and future generations, while also creating a database of knowledge that can be used to guide science and regulatory decisions.
This program is offered as part of Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Saltwater Science Speaker Series at the UGA Aquarium. The series highlights impactful work by faculty and collaborators who are studying coastal issues and working with coastal communities.
Registration is required for the event and includes admission to the UGA Aquarium. Tickets are nonrefundable.
Questions? Contact Cindy Lingebach at email@example.com or call 912-598-2344.