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Beyond Data

For the past decade Beyond Data Podcast host Ret Talbot has been a freelance journalist and science writer reporting on fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability. He frequently uses the hashtag #datamatter because, well, they do. But what happens when the data simply don’t exist, are insufficient or unavailable? What happens when so-called alternative facts are considered just facts and people operate under the impression that the plural of anecdote is indeed data? How do we reach consensus when everyone espouses his or her own data—his or her own facts? In the Beyond Data Podcast, Talbot and his guests go where he's often been unwilling to go in his reporting--beyond data.

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...


Feb 3, 2018

Episode 3 - Beloved Invader

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The non-native brown trout, which the data show places a burden on imperiled native fishes, is revered in the United States, while other non-natives are demonized. In the next episode of the Beyond Data Podcast, we take a deep dive into the interplay between non-native and native...


Jan 2, 2018

Episode 3 Teaser - Native vs. Non-Native Fishes

Brown Trout by Karen Talbot

The non-native brown trout, which the data show places a burden on imperiled native fishes, is revered in the United States, while other non-natives are demonized. In the next episode of the Beyond Data Podcast, we take a deep dive into the interplay between non-native...


Oct 19, 2017

Episode 1 - Toadfish: A Cautionary Tale

In the 1990s, commercial landings of a data deficient, unregulated fish in New York waters increased by more than 300 percent in a single year without fisheries managers taking note and assessing the sustainability of the fishery or its effects on other fisheries. How did this...