On July 24, WERU aired an edition of Coastal Conversations, hosted and produced by Natalie Springuel of the University of Maine Sea Grant, that explored a number of questions associated with women fisherman in Maine and PEI. What are the differences in fisheries management in Maine vs PEI? How and why these women got into fishing? What and who inspired them and mentored them in their fishing careers? What does being a woman bring to the job? What do they love about fishing? What do they recommend to other women who want to go fishing?
(Coastal Conversations can be heard live every fourth Friday, 4-6 p.m. at 89.9 FM.)
Tune in for stories from about Marlene Chapman, homeport Murray Harbor, Prince Edward Island, fishes for lobster off the coast of Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia, near Pictou Island; Holly Masterson, homeport Southwest Harbor, Maine, fishes for lobster, scallops, groundfish, and when the fishery is open, shrimp too; Giulia Cardoso, homeport Bar Harbor, Maine, fishes for lobster, scallops and halibut.