Coastal Conversations 12/25/20: Holiday seafood recipes and traditions

Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel

For our December 25, 2020 show, we are talking about Maine seafood for the holidays! Our regular Coastal Conversations host Natalie Springuel teamed up with Sea Grant colleagues Dana Morse and Heather Sadusky, to celebrate Maine seafood traditions and feature seafood recipes you might like to try this holiday season! Our guests include oyster, mussel and salmon growers, lobster fishermen, fisheries advocates, and our very own Sea Grant graphic designer (who happens to be a darn good cook). You will hear about salmon, lobster, scallops, oysters and lots of other fresh Maine seafood. And you will get a lovely dose of family on this show; something about Maine, seafood and the holidays combined inspire connection. We hope this show will unleash your own culinary creativity in the kitchen this holiday season!

Dana Morse, Maine Sea Grant
Heather Sadusky, Maine Sea Grant
Kathy Tenga-González, Science Publications Designer, Maine Sea Grant
Wade and Claire Day, Machiasport (Wade is the Machiasport Harbormaster and a former lobsterman)
Jeff (Smokey) McKeen, Co-founder, Pemaquid Oyster Company
Afton Hupper, Maine Aquaculture Association
Marnie Reed Crowell, Deer Isle, author: Recipe ideas for farmed scallops
Andrew Lively, Cooke Aquaculture Inc.
John Cotton, Co-owner, Icehouse oysters
Monique Coombs, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association
Fiona De Koning, Acadia Aquafarm
Butterfield family (Sue, Karen, Karla and Danielle), Butterfield Shellfish Co.

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.