Maine Fishermen’s Forum
|Interviewee||Collection Sort descending||Description||Interviewer||Date of Interview||Location of Interview||Affiliation|
|Chris Bartlett||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Chris Bartlett, a marine extension associate with the University of Maine Sea Grant from Eastport, ME, whose work has focused on commercial fishing and aquaculture, speaks about the economic and social changes in Eastport during his time there.
|Matt Frassica, Galen Koch, Kaitlyn Clark||Rockland, ME||Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute|
|Patrick Shepard||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Patrick Shepard works for the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries and was born in Stonington, ME. He talks about his experiences growing up in a fishing family and lobstering with his brother from a very young age. He also speaks about the changes he sees in his hometown and what the future of fishing in Maine might hold, particularly in finding ways to make more money from a smaller amount of high quality product.
|Galen Koch, Matt Frassica, Kaitlyn Clark||Rockland, ME||Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute|
|Dan Harriman||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Dan Harriman is a fisherman who operates the state’s last mackerel weir in Cape Elizabeth, ME. His family came to the US from Denmark in the 1980s. He speaks about his experience fishing and discusses the issues he sees in the fishing industry such as unsustainability and lack of access. He believes these challenges stem from knowledge not being passed between generations and suggests that change needs to come from the bottom up.
|Galen Koch, Matt Frassica||Rockland, ME||Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute|
|Paul Molyneaux||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Paul Molyneaux, an author, journalist, and former urchin harvester and fisherman from Milbridge, ME, speaks about the capitalism and economics of the fishing industry. He also speaks about his experiences winkling for periwinkle snails and diving for sea urchins as well as participating in the governance of the sea urchin fishery.
|Matt Frassica||Rockland, ME|
|David, Cynthia, and Emily Thomas||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
David, Cynthia, and Emily Thomas are from Islesford, Cranberry Islands, ME. David is a retired school teacher and lobsterman, Cynthia works at the island library, and their daughter Emily attended college and now works in Nova Scotia, CA, though she grew up on the Cranberry Islands. They speak about the diversification of Islesford, temperature impacting the location of lobsters, and changes in island life, such as setting up reliable internet service but losing the island store.
|Matt Frassica, Teagan White||Rockland, ME|
|Phoebe Jekielek||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Phoebe Jekielek, an education program leader on Hurricane Island, ME, speaks about the realities and importance of working with students on Hurricane Island. She discusses changes she has observed through her years of work and the successes and challenges of aquaculture in education.
|Rebecca Clark Uchena||Rockland, ME|
|David Myslabodski||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
David Myslabodski, who was born in Mexico, lived in Israel, and is currently living in Rockland, ME, is a seaweed consultant. He describes his efforts to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of growing and processing seaweeds and speaks in detail about the economy, demand, production, and tensions in and around the seaweed industry in Maine.
|Galen Koch||Rockland, ME|
|Richard Nelson||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Richard Nelson is a retired lobsterman out of Friendship, ME. He moved to Maine to continue a musical instrument repair business, but the ocean view from the window of his shop called him out onto the water. He tells the story of how he started out helping and learning from a long-time lobsterman while slowly building up his own equipment and credibility in the community.
|Galen Koch, Rebecca Clark Uchena||Rockland, ME|
|Frank Heller||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Frank Heller and Jack Collins, two friends and prospective aquaculturists from Brunswick, ME, share anecdotes from their life including how Heller broke his leg while walking on Popham Beach, was treated by the same doctor as Stephen King, and few years later, broke his wrist in the same location as the leg. Both men are interested in organic ocean farming and discuss the information they learned at the Forum about oyster aquaculture and seasteads.
|Galen Koch, Teagan White||Rockland, ME|
|Robert Morse||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Robert Morse is the owner of Atlantic Laboratories North American Kelp. He runs a plant in Waldoboro, ME, that has been operating since the 1970s to produce fertilizers and animal feed supplements out of rockweed. They export to more than 24 countries and have established a global market for seaweed. Morse talks about the uses for “liquid seaweed” as well as how the seaweed business has changed over the years.
|Galen Koch||Rockland, ME|