Mar 6, 2018
Resiliency in the Lobster Fishery, Mistaken Case of Science vs. Fishing Industry & Right Whale Entanglements
This is a special episode of Beyond Data reporting on the 2018 Maine Fishermen's Forum. In this episode, we hear from Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Commissioner Patrick Keliher on resiliency in the State's most valuable fishery. We also explore a case of mistaken science versus fishing industry, and we touch on the single biggest issue facing Maine's working waterfronts over the next few years: right whale entanglements.
Part I [00:00] Intro
Voices from the Maine Fishermen's Forum
Overview of the Podcast (for new listeners)
PART II [00:03:00] The Forum
Overview of Maine Fishermen's Forum
Gerry Cushman, Fisherman from Port Clyde, Maine
PART III [00:06:04] A Pretty Good Place - Lobster Stock Resiliency
DMR Commissioner Patrick Keliher Putting 2017 Lobster Landings into Context
2017 Lobster Landings & Value (DMR Reporting)
110,819,760 Pounds of Lobster Landed
2017 Lobster Landings Valued at $433,789,855
Kathleen Reardon, DMR
Robert Russell, DMR
Fewer Lobsters; not Less Lobsters (Sorry!)
Dr. Andrew Pershing, GMRI
PART IV [00:21:10] Mistaken Case of Science Vs. Fishing Industry
Captain John Peabody
Norbert Stamps, Atlantic Offshore Lobstermen's Association
PART V [00:27:00] Right Whale Entanglements
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