Talk of the Towns 6/22/12

Host: Natalie Springuel, University of Maine Sea Grant and Cooperative Extension
Engineer: Amy Browne
Issue: Community concerns and opportunities
Program Topic: Fisheries Heritage and Downeast Fisheries Trail
Key Discussion Points:
a) What are some of the most significant changes you have seen in your lifetime or before in our fisheries? For example: salmon, lobster, herring, cod, alewives, clams etc…
b)Why should we care about these changes? What has been the impact of these changes on our communities?
c)Why should visitors care about fisheries heritage?
d)Tell us a little bit more about the Downeast Fisheries Trail, what are some of the sites on the Trail, what fisheries do they highlight (past and present) and why?
e)What do you expect will be some of the tangible and intangible benefits of the DFT for communities? For fishermen and their families? For visitors?
f) Where can listeners learn more about your organizations and about the Downeast Fisheries Trail?
o www.DowneastFisheriesTrail.org (and on Facebook)
o www.lobsterinstitute.org/
o www.mainesalmonrivers.org/
o www.penobscoteast.org/

Guests:
A) Dwayne Shaw, Downeast Salmon Federation
B)Cathy Billlings, Lobster Institute
C)Senator Dennis Damon, Trenton Maine

Call In Program: Yes

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