Virtual Exhibit
The Florida Maritime Museum 

The Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum present a bilingual digital oral history exhibit Clear Waters/Aguas Claras. Approximately 3 billion people in the world eat seafood. Yet, the commerical fishing industry is the most misunderstood due to public misconceptions about abuses to the environment and overfishing. The exhibit features oral history interviews with ten commercial fishing industry workers in Cortez, Florida who share their thoughts and feelings on these misconceptions in the commercial fishing industry, water quality, their memories, federal fishing regulations, and net making to help dispel misunderstandings. The exhibit aims to educate the public about the symbiotic relationship between the ecosystem and commercial fishing and to strengthen the vitality of Cortez.

Funding for this exhibition and related programming are provided in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Friends of the Florida Maritime Museum. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Our partner and venue:

The Florida Maritime Museum
4415 119th St W
Cortez, FL 34215