Abundant Elvers

Title

Abundant Elvers

Series Title

Harvesters' Perspectives on Alewives, Bluebacks, and Eels in Downeast Maine

Identifier

MEU-V-14-001

Files

Link to Video

Creator

Maine Sea Grant, NOAA Fisheries

Video Editor

Julia Beaty

Producer

Julia Beaty

Creation Date

7-30-2014

Duration

00:04:22

Geographic Focus

Downeast Maine

Topics

Narrative histories of alewife/blueback herring and American eel fisheries

Keywords

Downeast Maine, Maine fisheries, Alewives, River Herring

Summary

Fishermen and women, by virtue of spending much of their time on the water with hooks, lines, traps, and nets, have intimate knowledge of coastal, marine, and freshwater ecosystems. They know, in detail, the local distribution, abundance, and behavior of the species they harvest, knowledge gained from years of first-hand observations and experimentation with different fishing techniques.

Comments

A project of Maine Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries With funding from NOAA's Preserve America Initiative. This project led to an expanded survey of alewife/blueback herring harvesters along the Atlantic Coast.

Abundant Elvers

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