Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Downeast Fisheries Partnership

Coastal Conversations show: May 26, 2017
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant

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Today’s coastal economy relies almost entirely on lobster – gone is the diversity of the region’s recreational and commercial fisheries. The Downeast Fisheries Partnership is an unprecedented effort to restore one of the world’s great ecosystems by reconnecting the rivers of eastern Maine to its coastal waters.

This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations.

On our next program, we will learn from leaders at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Sunrise County Economic Council, and Manomet about how working together can help sustain fishing communities in eastern Maine forever.

As always, your insights, experience, and questions are welcome as part of the conversation.

Make a note to tune in Friday morning, May 26 from 10 ­11, when this month’s Coastal Conversation is all about the Downeast Fisheries Partnership.

Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and online at


Robin Alden, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Jacob van de Sande, Maine Coast Heritage Trust
Charles Rudelitch, Sunrise County Economic Council
Anne Hayden, Manomet

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Downeast Fisheries Parntership

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