Social FISHtancing – Episode 16 – Working Waterfronts

By Hannah Harrison

In this episode, we take a visit down to the shore to hear stories about working waterfronts, and the important role they play in supporting coastal livelihoods and keeping seafood on our plates.

In this episode, we talk to:
Monique Coombs of the Maine Coast Fisherman’s Association (www.mainecoastfishermen.org/)
Melissa Collier of West Coast Wild Scallops (www.wildscallops.ca)
Anthony Cobb of Fogo Island Fish (www.fogoislandfish.ca)
Carson Minor of Lincoln Fisheries out of Port Colborne, Ontario.

For more information on the issue of coastal “grabbing”, see here: https://doi.org/10.1080/08920753.2012.677635
and here:
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s40152-017-0062-8

To see photos of the Minor family boat and new unloading situation, look here: https://twitter.com/fishpeopleplace/status/1321082315007791107?s=19

To learn more about working waterfronts, visit the SeaGrant Working Waterfronts project page: https://seagrant.noaa.gov/News/PID/468/evl/0/TagID/937/TagName/Working-Waterfronts

This week’s music is “Move-Out” by David Suzuki, available at https://davidsuzuki.bandcamp.com/ .

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If you have a story to share with us, send us an email at stories@coastalroutes.org.