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  • Producers/Hosts: Alan Sprague and Mike Joyce
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: mostly gulf of maine fisheries
    Key Discussion Points:
    a) boattalk weru support
    b) state of the state’s fisheries
    c) six and seven masted schooners

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A Honorable Senator Dennis Damon, Penobscot East Resource Center
    B) Paul Anderson, Maine Sea Grant

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  • Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension
    Engineer: Joel Mann

    Program Topic: Is it time for a closed fishing area in the Northeastern Gulf of Maine?

    Key Discussion Points (list at least 3):
    a) Thumbnail history of fish and fishing along Maine’s coast and Gulf of Maine
    Species, abundance, fishing methods, contribution to local communities and overall economy
    b)The notion of fish as a public resource, transition from hunter-gather values when fishing pressure and ecosystem and supply of fish were in balance, to a specialized, highly capitalized and efficient industry which outstripped the ability of fish to “replenish” themselves
    c) Meanwhile, back on shore… dams and culverts prevented passage for free-running anadromous fish (alewives and other species) so diminished food sources for cod and other ground fish… but due to changes in policy (clean water act and others) we are removing dams (Kennebec, now Penobscot, maybe St Croix) that may mean more food for groundfish
    d)How do we manage fish—transition from huge geographic scale, single-species management to exploration of managing smaller scales, multiples species/ecosystems and recognition of importance of relatively small areas of habitat… transition from managing quantity of fish caught, to managing how fish are caught, when they are caught, where they are caught…
    f)Emerging—multiple rationales for New England Fisheries Management to develop a closed area in the Northeastern Gulf of Maine
    g) How would a closed area work? What would be restricted, who would be affected, how are fishermen responding to the idea, what criteria would determine optimum location, how long before we could detect results, what is the process for moving the idea forward?
    h)How can listeners learn more and get involved?

    Guests by name and affiliation:
    A) Aaron Dority, Penobscot East Resource Center, Stonington
    B) Dennis Damon, Chair and board member, Penobscot East 460 0001
    C) Ted Ames, Founding Board member, Penobscot East

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  • Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension

    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Producing, Fishing and Buying Local: What are the benefits to local communities?
    Guests: Aaron Dority, Penobscot East Resource Center; Bob St. Peter, Food for Maine’s Future; Will Hopkins, Cobscook Bay Resource Center; David Bright, MOO Milk

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  • Producers/Hosts: Peter Neill and Amelia Poole, World Ocean Observatory

    Topic: Women in Fisheries

    FMI: www.thew2o.net

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  • Guest host: Natalie Springuel, University of Maine Sea Grant

    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne

    Topic: Aquaculture on the Maine Coast

    Guests:
    Dana Morse, University of Maine Sea Grant (207-563-3146 x205 or dana.morse@maine.edu)
    Adam Campbell, North Haven Oyster Company and commercial fisherman (futureseas@aol.com)
    Sebastian Belle, Maine Aquaculture Association (207-867-4453, North Haven, Maine)

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  • Producers/Hosts: Mike Joyce and Alan Sprague
    Special Guest Host: Capt. Giffy Full
    Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
    Topics: Fisheries “permit banking”, Fox Islands wind power, Nevada Lobster industry
    What is the state of the ground fishery today and historically? How can the fisheries have a sustainable future? Why is wind power good for Maine islands?
    Guests: Geoff Smith, Nature Conservancy; Aaron Dority, Penobscot East Resource Center; Glenn Libby, Port Clyde Fisherman’s Coop and National Marine Fisheries Council
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