Coastal Conversations 5/22/20: Salters and Salmon

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel

Did you know that Downeast Maine is home to some of the very best fish habitat along the entire eastern seaboard of the United States! This month’s episode of Coastal Conversation is Salters and Salmon, a conversation about Sea-run Brook Trout and Atlantic Salmon!
We talk fisheries biology, conservation history and fishing stories with Rob Packie, President of the Downeast Trout Unlimited, Jeff Reardon, Trout Unlimited’s Maine Brook Trout project director, Dwane Shaw, executive director of Downeast Salmon Federation, and Joe Robbins, a founding board member of Downeast Salmon Federation who started fishing for salmon in 1959.

About the host:
Natalie Springuel has hosted Coastal Conversation’s since 2015, with support from the University of Maine Sea Grant where she has served as a marine extension associate for 20 years. In 2019, Springuel received an award for Public Affairs programming from the Maine Association of Broadcasters for the Coastal Conversations show called “Portland’s Working Waterfront.” Springuel is passionate about translating science, sharing stories, and offering a platform for multiple voices to weigh in on complex coastal and ocean issues. She has recently enrolled in audio production training at Maine Media Workshop to dive deeper into making great community radio.