Title

Dr. Kevin St. Martin, a geographer at Rutgers University, worked with Madeline H

Authors

Robert Snyder

Source

Island Journal

Date

2008

Volume Number

Volume 24

Pages

16-23

Abstract

Dr. Kevin St. Martin, a geographer at Rutgers University, worked with Madeline Hall-Arbor at MIT Sea Grant to develop maps to show areas of the sea most important to fishing communities. In Port Clyde, now the second-largest groundfish landings port in Maine, fishermen created the Midcoast Fishermen's Association (MFA) and started to build a vision for a restored fishery. Jen Levin worked as a researcher for St. Martin and helped facilitate the group. MFA informed the Area Management Coalition, which has tried unsuccessfully to achieve area-based groundfish management through the New England Fishery Management Council. The Island Institute is establishing a Sustainable Fisheries Fund to assist in gear-modification research efforts. Marketing and branding are increasingly seen as a critical component of the MFA agenda, with sustainability and a "Port Clyde Fish" brand part of that effort.

Subjects

Midcoast Fishermen's Association, Island Institute of Maine, Cartography

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