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Fishing All My Days: Florida Shrimping Traditions

Film by Peggy Bulger, Alan Saperstein
Produced by Eric Larsen, James Morgese
Cinematographer: Bill Abrams, Alan Saperstein
Copyright: Copyright 1986, Florida Department of State, George Firestone, Secretary of State
29 minutes, Color
Original format: 3/4 inch videotape: U-matic, 1986
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A 1986 film about open sea sprimp fishing in Florida, showing the techniques, rituals, and superstitions of the African American, Anglo, and Mediterranean fishermen. Included is documentation of the building of a wooden spring boat, and of the various kinds of nets that were developed for the open sea.