Natalie Springuel | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Natalie Springuel

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Bobby Ingalls and Reggie Lee

Bobby Ingalls and Reggie Lee, fishermen from Bucks Harbor, ME, and Westport Island, ME, respectively, discuss longlining, lobstering, shrimping, and groundfishing, focusing on how the industries have changed and their experiences in each of these fisheries. Lee closes the interview by telling a story of how his dog saved his life while he was fishing alone.

Natalie Springuel, Giulia Cardoso Rockland, ME Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, Long Island Traditions, Maine Fishermen’s Forum Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2019
Valerie Peacock

Valerie Peacock, an education consultant and head of the Eastern Maine Skippers Program from Bar Harbor, ME, speaks about how she came to love the ocean and fishing communities, her background working in the fishing communities of Bar Harbor, and her concern about Maine communities losing a sense of the cultural value of fishing.

Eliza Oldach , Natalie Springuel Rockland, ME University of California, Davis, 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
Cormac Hondros-McCarthy

Cormac Hondros-McCarthy, from Lowell, MA, is part of a team of engineers at LobsterLift LLC developing ropeless lobster traps to reduce the risk of whale entanglement. In this interview, he explains how their idea originated, how the technology works, and his hopes of collaborating with Maine lobstermen for sea trials and fine-tuning of the traps.

Natalie Springuel, Giulia Cardoso 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
Dana Morse

Dana Morse, from Walpole, ME, describes his work at his day job as an extension agent for Maine Sea Grant and his side job as an oyster farmer on the New Meadows River. He tells the story of the past six years—and four boats—of Nice Oyster Company and how getting involved in the industry has changed his role at Maine Sea Grant. He shares his vision for the future of aquaculture in Maine, where capture and culture industries can work together.

Eliza Oldach , Natalie Springuel Rockland, ME University of California, Davis, 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
Dave Cousens and Edwin McKie

In this interview, Dave Cousens—a lobsterman from Waterman's Beach, South Thomaston, ME—and Edwin McKie—a lobsterman from Bay of Fortune, Prince Edward Island, Canada—speak about the social and legal differences between Canadian and U.S. lobster fishing and the projects, such as meetings and the Eastern Maine Skippers Program, that they have worked on together. After meeting sometime between 1998 and 1999, Cousens and McKie have worked together to increase communication and education on the differences between the lobster industry in the U.S. and Canada.

Natalie Springuel, Corina Gribble 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
Mike Flanagan

With over 40 years of experience as a Merchant Marine Captain, Mike Flanagan—from Thomaston, ME—wants to support young Mainers in pursuing a similar career path and building the skills necessary to work out at sea. In this interview, he explains how he is doing that by working with the Maine Ocean School and pushing for a discussion about drug use in the fishing community

Natalie Springuel, Giulia Cardoso 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
Parker Gassett

Parker Gassett, a University of Maine graduate student who lives in Camden, ME, talks about a values-based approach to science and citizen science, and describes his graduate work on getting water quality tools to community members along the coast of Maine. He explains the reasons he developed a sense of place around the Maine coast, how that’s been shaped by time away, and what he sees changing in these special communities.

Natalie Springuel, Eliza Oldach Rockland, ME University of California, Davis, 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
Marc Hoffman

In this interview, Marc Hoffman—from the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission Advisory Panel and based in New York City, NY—talks about his automobile lubricant company M. K. Hoffman Association and shares his perspective and involvement in the 2008 global recession in oil prices and failure of home mortgages. He also talks about his recent book Shell Game.

Natalie Springuel, Corina Gribble 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
Kyle Pepperman

Kyle Pepperman, a marine biologist at the Downeast Institute in Jonesboro, ME, spoke about the work of DEI, his experience there from summer intern to now more than a decade of employment, how hatcheries could help vulnerable shellfish populations, and his hopes for the future of aquaculture in Maine.

Natalie Springuel, Eliza Oldach Rockland, ME University of California, Davis, 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
Anne Hayden

Anne Hayden, senior fisheries program manager at Manomet from Brunswick, ME, talks about her experiences researching river herring restoration in Maine. She touches on the impact of the bait crisis on alewife restoration, her joys in working with fishermen and other stakeholders, and her hopes for the future of the industry.

Corina Gribble , Natalie Springuel 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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