Griffin Pollock | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Griffin Pollock

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Butch Harris

Butch Harris, a fisherman and summertime charter captain from Eastport, ME, talks about the community in his hometown, how he grew up and decided to stay in Eastport, the impact of the growing tourist economy on his home, the changing landscape of Downeast fisheries, and the history of his family in the area.

Matt Frassica, Griffin Pollock Rockland, ME Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute, Maine Fishermen’s Forum Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2019
Chris Petersen

Chris Petersen, a professor of biology and ecology at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME, talks about his research on marine resources, what he values about smaller communities, the changes in the scientific community over the past decades, and the challenges faced by scientists working in Frenchman Bay

Matt Frassica, Griffin Pollock Rockland, ME Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute, Maine Fishermen’s Forum Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2019
Daniel Devereaux

Daniel Devereaux, from Brunswick, ME, is harbor master, clam warden, and cofounder of Mere Point Oyster Company in Maquoit Bay. In this interview, he talks about the problems that his new farm is facing at the hands of coastal property owners, how those conflicts are being resolved, how aquaculture ought to be accepted by environmentalists, and the continuing gentrification of the Maine coast.

Galen Koch, Griffin Pollock Rockland, ME Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute, Maine Fishermen’s Forum Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2019
Paul Anderson

Paul Anderson, a scientist and executive director for the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries from Winterport, ME, talks about the encouraging trend of collaboration between scientists and fishermen in Maine, the necessary growth of citizen science on the coast, the failure of scientists at large to adequately address the problems posed by climate change, and the importance of integrating aquaculture into the larger Gulf of Maine ecosystem.

Galen Koch, Griffin Pollock Rockland, ME Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute, Maine Fishermen’s Forum Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2019
Tim Sheehan

Tim Sheehan a former teacher from Pembroke, ME, cofounded Gulf of Maine, Inc., a shellfish wholesaler. He talks about the innovative techniques he and his wife have used to recruit diggers and grow the company, the importance of monetary assistance for removing barriers to work, the plight faced by Native American diggers Downeast, and the barriers that new families face when trying to enter into a fishery.

Galen Koch, Griffin Pollock Rockland, ME Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute, Maine Fishermen’s Forum Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2019

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