Julie Keene

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Maine Sea Grant Alewife and Eel Oral Histories


In 2013-2014, Maine Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries collaborated to document and showcase harvesters’ knowledge of alewives, blueback herring, and American eels in Downeast Maine. The project was funded through a NOAA Preserve America grant. Julia Beaty, a Maine Sea Grant scholar who recently graduated from the University of Maine with a master’s in marine science and a master’s in marine policy, researched the history of each species in eastern Maine and conducted dozens of interviews with harvesters and other stakeholders.

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In this interview, Lubec elver harvester Julie Keene discusses the elver fishery, competition with indigenous people, the demise of the urchin fishery and current regulations.

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