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Surry, ME

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Michael Rioux

Interview with Michael Rioux, scallop and urchin diver and lobsterman, retired. He lives in Surry, Maine and worked out of Blue Hill Bay and Stonington, Maine. He spoke about the depletion of the local urchin fishery, driven by international market demands; and the resulting need for conservation. Regarding lobster harvest, he spoke about territorial issues such as informal boundary lines developed by local lobstermen and the difficulty of being a newcomer to the fishery. In relation to scallop diving, he discussed the danger and difficulty of the job.

Julie Whitcomb, Tiara Woods, Erik Korver Surry, ME NOAA/NMFS Local Fisheries Knowledge Pilot Project Ellsworth High School - Maine