20 episodes

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.

Maine Coast Dock Talk Maine Coast Fishermen's Association

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    • 4.9, 8 Ratings

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.

    Johnny Shockley, Founder Blue Oyster Environmental

    Johnny Shockley, Founder Blue Oyster Environmental

    What are nutrient credits and how can they help revitalize Chesapeake Bay fishing communities while also cleaning up the bay? MCFA's Ben Martens interviews Johnny Shockley, a third-generation Maryland waterman, oyster aquaculturist, and founder of Blue Oyster Environmental about his work in creating a better future for the next generation of watermen on the Chesapeake.

    We also get an update from Monique Coombs on the impacts of COVID-19 on Maine's working waterfronts.

    • 29 min
    Patrice McCarron on Right Whales and Maine's Lobstermen

    Patrice McCarron on Right Whales and Maine's Lobstermen

    In mid-April 2020, a federal judge ruled that NOAA fisheries had not been doing enough to protect right whales. How did we get here? What does this mean for Maine fishermen? Where do we go from here? Ben Martens interviews Patrice McCarron of the Maine Lobstermen's Association for some answers.

    • 27 min
    Interview with Alan Tracy, CEO Vessel Services

    Interview with Alan Tracy, CEO Vessel Services

    Maine Coast Fishermen's Association's Ben Martens talks Alan Tracy, CEO of Vessel Services. Vessel Services has a long history of supplying Maine boats with ice, fuel, and gear. In this Covid-19 free Pod, learn a little bit about how they were formed, what they are doing to evolve, and the optimism Alan feels about the future of fishing in Maine.

    • 20 min
    The case for cod

    The case for cod

    The Conservation Law Foundation has filed a petition demanding that the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Secretary of Commerce take immediate action to end overfishing of Atlantic cod. Ben Martens and Monique Coombs discuss what this actually means,
    what might be the impacts on Maine fishermen, and should you should still feel comfortable eating local cod?

    • 17 min
    The Maine Scallop Lottery

    The Maine Scallop Lottery

    Host Ben Martens answers a  listener question about the lottery system used to issue commercial scallop permit in the state of Maine. Why do we have it? Where did it come from? And what will be its impact on Maine fishing communities?

    Featuring music from Sara Trunzo

    • 14 min
    Ian Mayo, the steward of Sturdivant's Wharf

    Ian Mayo, the steward of Sturdivant's Wharf

    Ian Mayo of Mayo Enterprises sits down with host Ben Martens to talk about owning and maintaining Sturdivant's Wharf in Portland, ME.

    Eroding piers, crane operations, dredging, boat maintenance, fish, seafood and politics. What does it take to keep a wharf in Maine working?

    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Definitely not Ben's wife ,

A great look into Maine's commercial fishing industry

A lot of people probably don't spend their time wondering about the inner workings of the fishing industry, but if you'd like to learn more and have long drives or long housecleanings ahead of you, what a wonderful topic to learn more about to impress people at parties!

b h builder ,

Well worth a listen

I am an avid podcast listener and if you have any interest in anything ocean and commercial fishing, this podcast is very interesting and has a much better than expected sound quality! I wish there were many more episodes!

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