Rockland, ME | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Rockland, ME

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Howie Edwards Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Interview with Howie Edwards, who was born in Rockland, Maine. In this oral history interview, he describes changes in the community of Rockland as well as the canning industry.

Cameron Thompson Rockland, ME University of Maine
Roger Freeman Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Interview with Rockland lobsterman Roger Freeman, born April 22,1949 in Rockland, ME. At the time of the interview, Mr. Freeman was still living in Rockland. The interview contains information about Mr. Freeman's career fishing for lobsters. He describes his entry into the lobster industry in 1973 and the changes that he witnessed in gear, species fluctuations, prices and regulations.

Cameron Thompson Rockland, ME University of Maine
William Kirk Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

William Kirk, born in 1947, lives in Rockland, Maine, and is the first member of his family to work in the fishing industry. He entered the lobstering fishery independently in 1967 to supplement his income from working at a clothing factory in town, and still actively lobsters. Kirk describes a significant increase in the cost of bait and other operating costs since he first started lobstering, lowering his profits despite the rise in prices.

Cameron Thompson Rockland, ME University of Maine
Richard A. Whitman Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Interview with Richard Whitman, born 11/15/1962, in Rockland, Maine. Whitman discusses his experiences in the fishing industry, his background and changes in his coastal community.

Cameron Thompson Rockland, ME University of Maine
Allison Wilson Assessing Vulnerability and Resilience in Maine Fishing Communities

Interview with Allison Wilson, born January 24, 1931, in Rockland, Maine. In this interview, Wilson discusses aspects of his fishing career and changes in Downeast Maine during his lifetime.

Cameron Thompson Rockland, ME University of Maine
Shey Conover Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project

Biographical Note:
Shey Conover is the Chief Operating Officer at the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine. She was born on March 5, 1980.

Julia Beaty Rockland, ME National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative
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 Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute
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 Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Maine Sea Grant, The First Coast, College of the Atlantic, The Island Institute