Journalists and Panelists at Eeastern Maine Skipper Program, Schoodic Institute, September 26, 2017

Journalists: Tom Groening, editor of Working Waterfront; Mike Crowe, editor of Fishermen’s Voice; Steve Rappaport, reporter for The Ellsworth American; Jes Hathaway, editor of National Fisherman Magazine; Bill Trotter, reporter for the Bangor Daily News; Sarah Craighead Dedmon, editor of the Machias Valley News and Observer; Johanna Billings, freelancer, and former editor of the Machias Valley News and Observer; and documentary film maker, Alan Kryzak.

Panelists came from a cross section of industry, science and management in each of the communities where the EMSP program operates.

Marine biologist, Kyle Pepperman; Seafood dealer Danny Rodge; Clam warden, Mike Pinkham; seaweed harvester, Larch Hanson; fisherman, student, Betsey Brown; Wharf owner, Sheryl Harper; whale researcher, Megan McOsker; seafood dealer, Mike Danforth; salt water fishing guide, Pete Douvarjo; fisheries biologist, Sarah Madronal; marine patrol officer, Sgt. Troy Dow; marine biologist, Mike Thalhauser; lobsterman, David Tarr; marine scientist, Carla Guenther; lobsterman, Genevieve McDonald; kelp farmer, Karin Cooper; Monhegan Island fishermen, Mattie Thomson; former state senator, Dennis Damon; and manager of the Northeast Coastal Communities Sector, Pat Shepard.