Natalie Springuel

The Oyster Trail of Maine

The Maine Oyster Trail is still being developed. Maine Sea Grant is working with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Maine Aquaculture Association, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, the Maine Office of Tourism, and In A Half Shell to build an educational experience for visitors and residents. This page will be updated as more information becomes available and the Trail becomes “official.”

Harvester perspectives on alewives, blueback herring, and American eels in Downeast Maine Catherine Schmitt Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:28

Fishermen and women, by virtue of spending much of their time on the water with hooks, lines, traps, and nets, have intimate knowledge of coastal, marine, and freshwater ecosystems. They know, in detail, the local distribution, abundance, and behavior of the species they harvest, knowledge gained from years of first-hand observations and experimentation with different fishing techniques.

Aquaculture in Shared Waters

Fisheries, Aquaculture and Tourism Natalie Springuel Wed, 01/30/2013 - 01:22

How to Catch Tourists

Session at the Maine Fishermen's Forum, 2014

Newfoundland: Lessons for Maine

The Role of Tourism in Fisheries Crises: The Case of Newfoundland and Applications to Maine

Tourism is increasingly touted as a development opportunity for coastal and rural areas affected by natural resource decline. As commercial fisheries face depletion the world over, people look to tourism to help coastal communities recover from economic crisis, but little work has been done to explore if the investment in tourism can ever replace the full human ecological value of the fishery, including its impacts on a region’s culture, economy, and environment.

 
Photo of seaweed class with fisherman of the Corea Lobstermen's Co-op