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Coastal Routes is a network of researchers, coastal communities, and non-profit organizations all united by our mission of supporting verdant, sustainable, and just coastal livelihoods and places.
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Something is haunting our oceans… and its trapping aquatic species and threatens fishers harvesting operations! In part 2 of our plastic ocean mini-series, we focus on ghost gear: old and damaged fishing lines, traps and aquaculture infrastructures…

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What’s the deal with plastic pollution and how can we further prevent our oceans from further becoming plastic soup? We now know the impact of our dependence on plastic has impacts to both marine life and human health and will be unravelling some of…

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Whether its seeing a cleaner harbour bottom or having a safer swim, Shawn and Staunene remind us that the oceans are our responsibility and they share the importance of cleaning up our oceans one harbour at a time! Removing litter from one beach or…

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There is something fishy about gender norms… Fishers = men, women, boys and girls.

In this episode, we hear from two super women who are breaking down barriers out on their fishing boats! Listen to hear about how female leadership brings creative new…

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A pile of fish guts or a pile or gold? In this episode, we dive into one of the greatest challenges facing many outport communities: how can we use our resources more sustainably and efficiently? Find out how a man in Mainbrook, NL is transforming…

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Welcome to Volume II of Coastal Routes Radio programming – Coastal Connections: Stories from the Atlantic! In this inaugural episode, we are presented with persuasive evidence of why ‘the local’ is the place to research and work on coastal and marine…

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Alternative seafood networks during COVID-19 by Philip Loring

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In our final episode of Social FISHtancing, we reflect back on one full year of living in the COVID-19 pandemic by visiting one last time with some of our regular guests.

In this episode, we hear from:
Melissa Collier from West Coast Wild Scallops…

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Have you ever wondered how to make a sustainable seafood choice for dinner? Or felt overwhelmed when standing in front of a seafood counter? Then this episode is for you! Join us this week as we discuss some of the ecolabels and tools for assessing…

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This week, we are putting aside our normal fish stories, and instead focus on one of our most frequently asked questions, “How do you make your podcast?”

This week, we bring you the methods section of our podcast, with details about how we plan,…

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Welcome to Pubcasts. This episode is called: Managing many nets: possible scenarios and impacts for the expansion of Cook Inlet personal use fisheries.

This latest entry in our series of Pubcasts, audio-book style recordings of peer reviewed…

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Aquaculture is such a wide and diverse industry, we had to do a second episode! This week, we talk to aquaculture professionals in the oyster world, and those who promote the aquaculture industry, about how COVID-19 has impacted their industry.

This…

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In this episode, we explore the world of aquaculture and hear from oyster farmers and First Nation hatchery operators and fish stewards about how COVID-19 has impacted their aquaculture facilities.

In this episode, we talk to:
Trey McMillan of Low…

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This PubCast shares our latest work on transforming conflict over agriculture and water in the Canadian Prairies. Agricultural drainage is a complicated and often conflict-ridden natural resource management issue, impacting contested ecosystem…

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In this episode, we talk to three other teams of fisheries researchers to learn about how COVID-19 has impacted their work, and the research and findings they’ve been able to pursue since the beginning of the pandemic.

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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…

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In this episode, we hear stories from one of North America’s major northern rivers – the Yukon.

In this episode, we talk to:
Dennis Zimmermann, fish and wildlife consultant in Yukon Territory, Canada (https://bigfish-littlefish.ca/who-we-are/)…

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In this episode, we partner with folks from Future of Fish to explore stories of small-scale fisheries in Latin America.

In this episode, we talk to:
Marah Hardt, Laura Fernández Cascán, and Chris Giordano of Future of Fish (FutureofFish.org)
Edwin…

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This week, we are taking a little break from our normally scheduled fish stories to focus on the more pressing matter of social justice. Specifically, we use this episode to highlight podcasts made by Black, Indigenous, and POC creators. We hope you…

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Research Notes are short, mostly unedited research dispatches from the Coastal Routes lab. In this episode, we talk with three undergraduates at the University of Guelph – Dayna Rachkowski, Cameron McGlade-Bouchard, and Yanik Rozon – who all worked as…

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In this episode, we explore stories from fishing folks on islands in the Pacific, Caribbean, and North Atlantic, and learn how their unique geography and fisheries have been challenged by COVID19.

In this episode, we talk to:
Eric Kingma, of the…

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In this episode, we explore stories where fishing folks face the unavoidable disasters of life such as fire and hurricanes, but against the backdrop of COVID19. But don’t worry, it’s not all bad news!

In this episode, we talk to:
Sarah Bates, a…

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The most ambitious cross-over attempted since Batman and Robin joined Scooby Doo!

This week we are joined by the dynamic team who make the Finding Sustainability podcast – Dr. Michael Cox, Dr. Courtney Hammond Wagner, and Dr. Stefan Partelow – in an…

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We have featured community-supported fisheries (or CSFs) frequently in this podcast, especially since this fisheries model has shown remarkable resilience in the wake of COVID19. In this episode, we welcome guest co-host Dr. Joshua Stoll from the…

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In this episode, we talk with fish processors, distributors, retailers, and chefs about their experiences with the seafood supply chain and COVID19.

In this episode, we talk to:
Nate Berga, at Pacific Star Seafoods in Kenai, Alaska…

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This latest entry in our series of Pubcasts, audio-book style recordings of peer reviewed scientific research, is an article about diagnosing complex conservation conflicts.

Conservation conflicts are pressing social and environmental sustainability…

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In this episode, we catch up with some of the fishing folks we’ve been following as they cope with the challenges and opportunities of COVID19. We focus this podcast on telling important stories in North American fisheries, so in this episode we take…

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In this episode, we present an extended conversation with Canada’s Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan. We discuss the various ways that the federal government has provided support to fishers during…

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This is the sixth episode of Coastal Routes’ weekly coverage of how COVID19 is impacting fisheries around North America. This week, we hear stories from people who are growing and harvesting a particular type of seafood: shellfish.

In this episode,…

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This is the fifth episode of Coastal Routes’ weekly coverage of how COVID19 is impacting fisheries around North America. This week, we hear stories from the Great Lakes and follow the path of a fish from net to plate.

In this episode, we talk to:…

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This is the fourth episode of Coastal Routes’ weekly coverage of how COVID19 is impacting fisheries around North America.

In this episode, we talk to:
Ulysses Pratas of Presteve Foods (www.presteve.com)
Jordyn Kastlunger, who sells at Tuna Harbor…

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This is the third episode of Coastal Routes’ weekly coverage of how COVID19 is impacting fisheries around North America.

In this episode, we talk to:
Buck Jones of the Columbia River Inter-tribal Fish Commission (www.critfc.org)
Tracy Sylvester from…

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This is the second episode of Coastal Routes’ weekly coverage of how COVID19 is impacting fisheries around North America.

In this episode, we talk to:
Joshua Stoll, a professor at the University of Maine and co-founder of the Local Catch…

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This latest entry in our series of Pubcasts, audio-book style recordings of peer reviewed scientific research, is an essay about sustainability.

Fish hatcheries have received a lot of criticism in recent years over concerns that rearing and releasing…

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This is the premiere episode of Coastal Routes’ special coverage of how COVID19 is impacting fisheries around North America.

In this episode, we talk to:
Jordyn Kastlunger, who sells at Tuna Harbor Dockside Market in San Diego…

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This latest entry in our series of Pubcasts, audio-book style recordings of peer reviewed scientific research, is an essay about sustainability. People talk a lot about sustainability, though rarely can people agree on a singular definition. In this…

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Enjoy listening to: Comprehensive plans as tools for enhancing coastal community resilience by Marina Cucuzza, Joshua Stoll, and Heather Leslie.

Paper overview: Maine’s coastal communities face multiple environmental and socioeconomic pressures,…

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Enjoy listening to: Urban harvests: food security and local fish and shellfish in Southcentral Alaska

Authors: Hannah L. Harrison and Philip A. Loring

“Urban Harvests” is part of a series of PubCasts (a take on publication podcasts), audio-book…

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Enjoy listening to: Disputing nature in the Anthropocene: technology as friend and foe in the struggle to conserve wild Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)

“Disputing nature in the Anthropocene” is part of a series of PubCasts (a take on publication…

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This is the second in a series of Pubcasts (a take on publication podcasts), audio-book style recordings of peer reviewed scientific research, read to you by the authors. Pubcasts are hosted by Coastal Routes (www.coastalroutes.org) and are an ongoing…

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“Do you care about the river” is the first in a series of Pubcasts (a take on publication podcasts), audio-book style recordings of peer reviewed scientific research, read to you by the authors. Pubcasts are hosted by Coastal Routes…

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