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Rodman Sykes

Rodman Sykes, a commercial fisherman from Point Judith, RI, begins his interview by talking about the changes in how young people get into the fishing industry. He focuses on how the advancement of young fishermen from low to high positions is diminishing, which is putting pressure on generations beginning to retire. Secondly, Sykes voices his worries and the foreseeable impacts of the small wind farm off Block Island and the planned 2020 offshore wind farm off Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.





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Suggested citation: Sykes, Rodman Oral History Interview, March 1, 2019, by Galen Koch and Corina Gribble, Page #, Maine Sound & Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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