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A podcast about commercial fishing, the people, the places, and the environment of coastal Maine. Maine Coast Dock Talk is a project of the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association.

A podcast about commercial fishing, the people, the places, and the environment of coastal Maine. Maine Coast Dock Talk is a project of the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association.
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A podcast about commercial fishing, the people, the places, and the environment of coastal Maine. Maine Coast Dock Talk is a project of the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association.

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English

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207-956-0752


Episodes

Terry Alexander on Right Whales

4/20/2019
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Host Ben Martens sits down with Maine fisherman Terry Alexander to talk about the current issue facing right whales and the impacts that new rules and regulations may have on Maine's commercial fishing industry. You can learn more about this issues on our website. www.mainecoastfishermen.org

Duration:01:40:45

Interview with Pat Keliher, Commissioner Maine DMR

4/9/2019
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Ben Martens sits down with the Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Pat Keliher to talk about the future of Maine's commercial fisheries. What kind of impact will a reduction in bait, a push to protect migrating whales, development pressure, and climate change have on one of Maine's most iconic industries?

Duration:01:36:03

A potential change to lobster licenses in Maine

2/4/2019
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Host Ben Martens sits down with Rep. Jay McCreight to talk about a bill she has introduced in the Maine legislature which would change when someone can get a lobster license. Currently, fishermen who aren't young enough for the student program, have to sit on a wait list to enter the fishery. This wait can take as long as 20 years in some areas. The new bill by Rep. McCreight would allow anyone on the wait list over 10 years to enter the fishery. But with everything happening to the lobster...

Duration:01:15:54

Working Waterfront Part 3 - A Way of Life

11/1/2018
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In this podcast, we hear about the longtime struggle of the fishermen from the perspective of the fishing families, artists, and city stakeholders. The Perfect Port is part one of a three-part podcast series about the Portland Working Waterfront and the issues that have arisen between commercial fishermen, lobstermen, groundfishermen, and others over the state of Portland’s development currently.

Duration:00:30:49

Working Waterfront Part 2 - Rising Tide

10/24/2018
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In this podcast, we talk about the development of Commercial Street over time and the regulations that are intended to protect the commercial marine activities that take place out of the city. The Perfect Port is part one of a three-part podcast series about the Portland Working Waterfront and the issues that have arisen between commercial fishermen, lobstermen, groundfishermen, and others over the state of Portland’s development currently.

Duration:00:32:11

Working Waterfront Part 1: The Perfect Port

10/16/2018
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In this podcast, you will hear from two well-respected members of the fishing industry, Jim Buxton and Willis Spear, about their histories, how they have seen Commercial St. change in their time in Portland and the issues that they face presently. This podcast is dedicated to the fishermen themselves. The Perfect Port is part one of a three-part podcast series about the Portland Working Waterfront and the issues that have arisen between commercial fishermen, lobstermen, groundfishermen, and...

Duration:00:28:06

Episode 7: A Conversation with John Bullard, Greater Atlantic Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries

8/9/2016
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Join us today for a thought-provoking interview with John Bullard, the Regional Administrator in charge of NOAA Fisheries from Maine to Cape Hatteras, NC. A native of New Bedford, Massachusetts (and the city's former mayor), John believes strongly that protecting the soul of New England means protecting our working waterfronts. Ben and John discuss what makes fisheries management so hard and the new difficulties posed by climate change. Ben also shares the findings of a new study that...

Duration:00:56:55

Episode 6: A History of the Herring Industry with Gladden Schrock

7/11/2016
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Join us for this episode of Maine Coast Dock talk, where we take a trip down memory lane with fisherman Gladden Schrock. The interview you are about to hear is part of our Oral History Initiative. More histories can be found on the MCFA website.

Duration:00:24:32

Episode 5: Marine Spatial Planning with Nick Battista

6/10/2016
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This week Ben chats with the Island Institute's Nick Battista about marine spatial planning. Not many people know about marine spatial planning, but it has a huge impact on the way we all interact with the ocean, whether it's for fun or, like commercial fishermen, for our livelihoods. Ben and Monique also get into a debate about whether or not people will pay more for locally-sourced Maine seafood.

Duration:00:43:19

Episode 4: The importance of eating seafood with Barton Seaver, chef and author

6/3/2016
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Join us for this very special episode of Maine Coast Dock talk, where Ben asks chef and author Barton Seaver why people should eat more fish. Barton, a new resident of Maine, specializes in seafood and has published two beautiful cookbooks on the subject (see MCFA blog for links). Ben and Monique will also discuss Ten Fishy Things To Do In Maine This Summer!

Duration:00:42:34

Episode 3: Connecting rivers to the sea with Anne Hayden

5/15/2016
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Join us for a fascinating interview with Anne Hayden of the Downeast Fisheries Partnership. On this episode of Maine Coast Dock Talk, Anne and our host Ben discuss the ways that forage fish populations connect Maine's rivers to the Gulf of Maine. Ben and Monique also explain why you should be eating even more seafood!

Duration:00:30:25

Episode 2: Controversy on Cashes Ledge

4/4/2016
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This week on Dock Talk, we'll discuss the recent controversy over the potential designation of a Marine National Monument in the Gulf of Maine with Michael Conathan, the Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress. Ben and Monique will also chat about the future of fisheries and seafood-flavored Kit Kats. Click the link below to view the mentioned map of the proposed Cashes Ledge Marine National Monument:...

Duration:00:41:58

Episode 1: Welcome to Dock Talk / Interview with Gerry Cushman

3/2/2016
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Welcome to the docks! Join us for an introduction to life on coastal Maine's working waterfronts. Meet the staff of the Maine Coast Fishermen's Association and listen along as Executive Director Ben Martens interviews Gerry Cushman, a fifth-generation fisherman and lifelong resident of Port Clyde, a small fishing village on the coast of Maine.

Duration:00:21:33