Coastal Conversations Radio Program: From the Sea Up (episode 1): Luke’s Lobster and Downeast Dayboat Scallops
With the holiday season upon us, it is time to talk seafood. Fresh, sustainable, Maine seafood that is!
For the next three episodes of Coastal Conversations, we are teaming up with The First Coast and the Island Institute to feature two stories per episode about the people and products that make Maine seafood so incredible. Perfect listening to inspire your holiday feasts!
First up on Friday November 26, 2021, we hear how Luke’s Lobster and the Island Institute formed a creative partnership to build resilience in the seafood supply chain in the wake of the pandemic’s early shut down of traditional seafood markets. Our second story this Friday explores the freshness and flavor of Maine dayboat scallops that have been caught, sold, and eaten or frozen in less than 24 hours. These are inspiring stories about people in the Gulf of Maine who are finding ways to ensure the future of our oceans and our seafood economy.
These stories were produced by Galen Koch of The First Coast as part of an Island Institute podcast called “From the Sea Up.” The podcast is made possible by the Fund for Maine Islands and a partnership between the Island Institute, College of the Atlantic, Luke’s Lobster, Maine Sea Grant and the First Coast. We are grateful to all of them for sharing their stories with Coastal Conversations on WERU Community Radio at 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and streaming online at WERU.org.
Notes from the producer, Galen Koch of The First Coast
“Thanks for listening to From the Sea Up, presented by the Island Institute and produced by me, Galen Koch. Special thanks to Rob Snyder, Luke Holden, Ben Conniff, Merritt Carey, and Sam Belknap for participation and research on this episode. Special thanks to Togue Brawn, Dan Miller, Tad Miller, Merritt Carey, Raymie Upham, and Silas Miller for their participation and research on this episode.”
For more information
From the Sea Up is made possible by the Fund for Maine Islands and a partnership between the Island Institute, College of the Atlantic, Luke’s Lobster, Maine Sea Grant, and The First Coast. For more information visit the Island Institute website.
For more information about Luke’s Lobster and the online market where you can purchase flash frozen dayboat scallops year round visit the Luke’s Lobster website.
For in-depth info about the scallop fisheries in Maine and beyond visit www.downeastdayboat.com and click on the link “The 4-Ds”