Coastal Conversations 7/24/20: Women Fishermen from Maine and PEI

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel

-Differences in fisheries management in Maine vs PEI.
-How and why these women got into fishing?
-What and who inspired them and mentored them in their fishing careers?
-What does being a woman bring to the job?
-What do they love about fishing?
-What do they recommend to other women who want to go fishing?

Marlene Chapman, homeport Murray Harbor, Prince Edward Island, fishes for lobster off the coast of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, near Pictou Island
Holly Masterson, homeport Southwest Harbor, Maine, fishes for lobster, scallops, groundfish, and when the fishery is open, shrimp too.
Giulia Cardoso, homeport Bar Harbor, Maine, fishes for lobster, scallops and halibut.

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.