Talk of the Towns 10/09/09

Producer/Host: Ron Beard, University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant
Studio Engineer: Amy Browne
Topic: Changing Seas-Federal Policy Means Challenges and Opportunities for Maine’s Ground-Fishing Fleet
What is the history, and current state, of ground-fishing in Maine? What have been some of the approaches to federal management of the fisheries? How does “permit banking” work?
Guests: Jen Litteral, Island Institute; Glen Libby, Port Clyde Fisherman’s Association; Will Brune, Nature Conservancy; Aaron Dority, Penobscot East