26 episodes

From the Sea Up shares stories of sustainability from Maine’s coastal and island communities. Produced by the Island Institute.

From the Sea Up Island Institute

    • Society & Culture
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From the Sea Up shares stories of sustainability from Maine’s coastal and island communities. Produced by the Island Institute.

    Sustainable Seafood - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

    Sustainable Seafood - Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

    In this final installment of our Sustainable Seafood series, we’re going big and we’re going wild! We’re talking about the mysterious, internationally regulated, strong, and powerful Atlantic Bluefin Tuna. The reputation of this fish and fishery is one of high drama, but despite making great television, it’s a fishery that leaves a lot of consumers puzzled. And so, in this episode we’re going to learn a lot about Atlantic Bluefin Tuna and hear firsthand from fishermen and researchers about why this fish belongs in a series about sustainable seafood.

    • 24 min
    Sustainable Seafood - American Eel

    Sustainable Seafood - American Eel

    From Aristotle and Sigmund Freud to modern day times, the eel has captivated us for generations. In this episode, we dive headfirst into the world of this mysterious and mythical fish. The American Eel is a unique creature. And in Maine the elver fishery—the harvesting of tiny juvenile glass eels—is legendary in its own right. Hear from Sara Rademaker, the founder and president of American Unagi, and those working in the industry about the history and future of this curious fish in Maine.

    • 27 min
    Sustainable Seafood - Groundfish

    Sustainable Seafood - Groundfish

    In this episode, we’re talking about Maine’s groundfish fishery, past and present, and the potential that exists, for both fishermen and consumers.  By eating a variety of flavorful, responsibly harvested fish caught by Maine fishermen—species like monkfish, Atlantic pollock, and redfish—we can support a diverse local marketplace and help sustain our fisheries.

    • 29 min
    Sustainable Seafood - Kelp

    Sustainable Seafood - Kelp

    In this episode, we’re talking all about vegetables. But not just any vegetable. We’re talking about the oldest vegetable—the fast-growing, nutrient-dense vegetables of the sea—specifically kelp. Hear from those working on the frontlines of this burgeoning industry in Maine to learn about growing and processing kelp and the benefits this powerhouse vegetable offers fishermen and the environment. 

    • 29 min
    Sustainable Seafood - Dayboat Scallops

    Sustainable Seafood - Dayboat Scallops

    According to Togue Brawn, owner of Downeast Dayboat, you haven’t really tasted a scallop until you’ve tasted a Maine scallop. Maine scallops have made a comeback thanks to regulatory changes and conservation efforts. Hear from some folks who fish for this fresh, sustainable, and frankly delicious variety of Maine seafood to find out what sets it apart. 

    • 25 min
    Sustainable Seafood - Island Institute and Luke's Lobster

    Sustainable Seafood - Island Institute and Luke's Lobster

    We begin this limited series about Maine's sustainable seafood with the story of a partnership between the Island Institute and Luke’s Lobster, the inspiration behind that partnership, and the fishermen and species it supports. 

    • 26 min

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