Paper Title
Documenting Climate Change Through Oral Histories: Persp Ectives from Anglers on 6 Continents

This paper utilizes the Montana State University Library’s Angling Oral History Project and the over 200 interviews conducted with anglers in 40 plus countries around the world. Participants are asked about climate changes they have witnessed and the effects they have had on the waters, fish, and the environments they call home. Participants come from all walks of life and include anglers, politicians, commercial fishermen, aquaculturalists, fisheries biologists, authors, etc. In addition I will review scientific literature, including studies conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, in conjunction with the primary source information gathered through the interviews to present an overview of the effects of climate change on angling and what it means to humanity Index Terms - Climate Change. Fisheries, Oral History, Water Quality