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Fishermen are often romanticized; they are lonely wanderers separated from the trials of life encountered on "dry land." To a commercial fisherman or even someone casually acquainted with the fishing industry, stereotypes seem naïve at best. An examination of the evolving fishery of the Nestucca River and the Pacific Ocean near Pacific City, Oregon, and the careers of seven local fishermen reveals the struggle associated with the calling and the necessity for innovation and adaptation to the changing political, technological, and economic environment. From river netters to ocean trollers, theirs is a story of both persistence and change.
Joseph E. Taylor, III
For the love of it: A short history of commercial fishing in Pacific City, Oregon.
Pacific Northwest Quarterly, volume 82, issue 1, pages 22-32
Taylor, Joseph E. III, "For the Love of It: A Short History of Commercial Fishing in Pacific City, Oregon" (1991). Dory Project Scholarship: Documents. Published Version. Submission 2.