Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018
|Interviewee||Collection Sort descending||Description||Interviewer||Date of Interview||Location of Interview||Affiliation|
|Bruce Fernald||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Bruce Fernald, a lobsterman from Little Cranberry Island, ME, speaks about his concerns for the future of his island community and the Maine lobster industry. He emphasizes the importance of getting internet out to islands to provide other options for making a living. Fernald also talks about how none of the young people in his family want to fish and that six generations of lobster fishing will end with this generation.
|Galen Koch||Rockland, ME||Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute|
|Marina Cucuzza||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Marina Cucuzza, a marine researcher from Boston, MA, is currently working on her thesis which assesses the capacity for sustainability in coastal communities. She discusses buzz words such as resilience and sustainability which she finds important to define and what she has come across in her projects so far.
|Matt Frassica, Corina Gribble||Rockland, ME||Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute|
|Carl Schwab||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Carl Schwab, a retired fisherman from Port Clyde, ME, who was not born into a fishing family, speaks about how he began to summer in Maine and work on fishing boats. He speaks about his experiences fishing for different species such as lobster, herring, and shrimp and the differences in his personal experience of fishing with his children’s growing up in this way of life.
|Teagan White||Rockland, ME||Maine Coast Fishermen's Association, Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute|
|Merritt Carey||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Merritt Carey, from Tennent’s Harbor, ME, grew up summering in Maine and is now a key member of the Maine Aquaculture Co-op. In this interview, she recounts her experiences working Maine, including delivering lobster, being a crew member in the second all-female crew to participate in an around-the-world sailing race, and buying a wharf and forming the Maine Aquaculture Co-op. Her goal is to make sure that aquaculture money stays at the shore.
|Galen Koch, Teagan White||Rockland, ME||Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute|
|Congresswoman Chellie Pingree||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Chellie Pingree, a United States congresswoman from North Haven, ME, whose work focuses on fisheries policy issues, speaks about her work speaking to local lobstermen and how this year’s conversations have focused on concerns about the future of the fisheries with warming temperatures. She describes her own concerns for the future of her island community and the values and necessities of island life.
|Galen Koch, Corina Gribble||Rockland, ME|
|Micah Woodcock||Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum 2018||
Micah Woodcock, a wild seaweed harvester from Stonington, ME, speaks about the reality of the practical, personal, and community sides of harvesting wild seaweed. He discusses his experiences in Maine and his opinions of the future of the seaweed industry and the people influenced by this business.
|Galen Koch||Rockland, ME|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|