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McDonald announces candidacy for House District 134 – Commercial fishing issues ‘significant part’ of platform

Island resident Genevieve McDonald seeks to join the Maine House of Representatives as legislator for District 134, she recently announced. She filed papers in 2017 as a Democratic nominee for the district that covers Stonington, Deer Isle, Isle au Haut, Southwest Harbor, Swan’s Island, North Haven, Tremont, Vinalhaven, Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, and the unorganized territory of Marshall Island Township.,, McDonald, a commercial lobsterman, is also the Downeast Region Representative to the Maine Lobster Advisory Council, and said issues surrounding the commercial fishing industry are “a significant part of my platform.” >click here to read< 12:47

This article more than appalled me, I was hurt and offended. Genevieve McDonald, F/V Hello Darlin’ II

I am a commercial fisherman out of Stonington, Maine, and though I do not speak on their behalf I am the Downeast Region Representative on the Maine Lobster Advisory Council. I was utterly appalled by the article, What it’s like to kill hundreds of lobsters a day, written by “coastal reporter” Alex Acquisto. click here to read the story The Maine lobster industry is not only vital to the economy of coastal Maine, but is also one of the last natural resource revenue builders in the state of Maine. Through the Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative fishermen have invested millions of dollars to promote Maine lobster. But it’s more than that – the Maine lobster industry is iconic. For many of your readers in Washington, Hancock, Waldo, and Knox counties lobster is integral to our culture, identity, and sense of place. click here to read the opinion piece by Genevieve McDonald, F/V Hello Darlin’ II, Stonington, Maine 10:59

New organization for ‘chix who fish’ in the works

A group of women commercial fishermen — brought together via a social media campaign to bring attention to the lack of fishing gear for women — has expanded its scope and is now working toward forming the first Women’s Commercial Fisheries Alliance. In 2013, Genevieve McDonald, captain of lobster vessel Hello Darlin’ II, launched a Facebook page called ‘Chix Who Fish’ which successfully raised awareness to the lack of foul weather gear for women commercial fishermen, as they refer to themselves, who often resort to duct taping men’s gear that is too large or settling for ill-fitting children’s sizes. Read the article here 13:35