Why Maine fishermen may be losing their knowledge of the sea

Maine fishermen have a long history of being involved in fisheries management. Communication between harvesters and policymakers has been instrumental in the development of rules and regulations that have helped to sustain the region’s coastal fisheries—from clams to alewives to lobsters. In part, this success results from the deep understanding of the natural environment held by fishermen. “Local ecological knowledge” is a term used to describe the collective perceptions held by a particular group about their environment, resulting from the transmission of cultural knowledge from one generation to the next, combined with regular and persistent interactions between people and the environment. >click to read<19:47

One Response to Why Maine fishermen may be losing their knowledge of the sea

  1. Local fishermen’s knowledge , is best knowledge of our oceans today !! BUT today’s science seems to eliminate fishermen’s knowledge which has been handed down for generations .
    RATING OF OCEAN’S KNOWLEDGEABLE PEOPLE

    1. FISHERMEN (THE BEST )
    2. INDEPENDENT SCIENCE
    3. N.O.A.A. SCIENCE ( BELIEVE MOST OF THEIR SCIENTISTS ARE GOOD, BUT THEIR TOP PEOPLE JUST WANTS TO USE THEIR SCIENCE USED TO KEEP N.O.A.A. BROTHER-HOOD , GROWING??

    4. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE ( MOSTLY IS NEWSPAPER SCIENCE ))

    5.POLITICIAN’S SCIENCE (MOSTLY WEAKLY, SOME POLITICIANS HAVE GREAT KNOWLEDGE OF OUR OCEANS
    NOTE ,IF YOU REPRESENT A OCEAN STATE , GET A KNOWLEDGEABLE FISHERMEN ,TO GET THE TRUE PICTURE OF WHATS HAPPENING IN YOUR WATERS ?

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