Coastal Maine: Why are the fishermen struggling?

Friday, July 5, 2013 to Friday, July 19, 2013

Our oceans are rapidly changing.  

Climate change. Overfishing. New technologies. Shifting cultural values. Tourism. 

As a team we’ve been learning a lot about these changes and how they are affecting the fishing industry. What and How are fisherman and the communities who make a living on the working waterfront doing to survive and adapt their industry? How can their stories help to illuminate a huge and at times unwieldy issue?

From July 28 through August 7 we’ll be traveling down the eastern seaboard — from coastal Maine to Gloucester, Massachusetts —probing these issues by striking up conversations with the people we meet along the way. 

Gulf Of Maine Fishermen,

Shorts From The Trip

Local? - Alexis McCloud

Trap to Plate - Leroy Storey-Hall

Final Short

Nobody Notices the Green Crab - Ned McEleney and Alexis McCloud

A spontaneous choreography, layered with relevance.


Men and Women of Fishing, on Coastal Maine - Miles Scanlon

Port Clyde Fresh Catch - Ned McEleney

The Noble Task - Tobias Freedner-Matesi