Coastal Maine: Why are the fishermen struggling?

Date: 
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. 

Partners: 
Gulf Of Maine Fishermen,




Shorts From The Trip


The Noble Task - Tobias Freedner-Matesi




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