Producer/Host: Natalie Springuel
Happy New Year from our team at Coastal Conversations where we are launching season 8 of our show!
For our first show of 2022, we are once again teaming up with The First Coast and the Island Institute to feature the final episode in our series about innovative people in Maine who are sustainably harvesting and growing products from the sea.
First up, we’re talking about Maine’s groundfish fishery, past and present, and the potential that exists, for both fishermen and consumers, to support a diverse local marketplace and help support our fisheries. Then, to wrap up our series, we learn about the mysterious, internationally regulated, strong, and powerful Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, a fishery that leaves a lot of consumers puzzled. Listen up as we untangle these fishing stories and meet some of Maine’s leaders in the seafood marketplace, on the waterfront and at sea.
These stories were produced by Galen Koch of The First Coast as part of an Island Institute podcast called “From the Sea Up.” The podcast is made possible by the Fund for Maine Islands and a partnership between the Island Institute, College of the Atlantic, Luke’s Lobster, Maine Sea Grant and the First Coast. We are grateful to all of them for sharing their stories with Coastal Conversations on WERU
Thanks for listening to From the Sea Up, presented by the Island Institute and produced by me, Galen Koch. Special thanks to True Fin, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, and the Island Institute. Special thanks to Brian Pearce and his crew, the Portland Fish Exchange, Ben Martens and Mary Hudson, Kyle Foley, Dr. Walt Golet, Dr. Lisa Kerr, and Elijah Miller, Jen Levin, Pete Speeches and Michael Flynn.”
From the Sea Up is made possible by the Fund for Maine Islands and a partnership between the Island Institute, College of the Atlantic, Luke’s Lobster, Maine Sea Grant, and The First Coast. For more information visit www.islandinstitute.org/podcast
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.