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Katherine and Phil McAdams - Producer - Australia - Port Phillip Bay
Last year, the Victorian State Government passed legislation banning all commercial netting in Melbourne's Port Phillip Bay. This was implemented at the instigation of the recreational fishing lobby, based on their figures which indicated that there were one million recreational fishers who...
Aaltsje Stellema - Producer - Netherlands - Dokkum
Aaltsje -‘little eel' in Frysian language- Stellema is a young woman professional inland fisher in The Netherlands. "I was born to become an eel fisher", she says. "Since I was a small kid I used to go fishing with my father and learnt the skill from him. When he stopped after 30 years of fishing,...
Kerry and Mark Marhefka - Producer - United States - Charleston
"My name is Kerry Marhefka. Along with my husband Mark we own Abundant Seafood in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina just a few miles north of Charleston. Mark is a second generation commercial fisherman who has fished in the South Atlantic snapper & grouper fishery since 1979.   For many years we...
Jesper Olsen - Producer - Denmark - Thorup Strand
This is the story of a whole community, which has chosen to welcome and value young people by involving them in a farsighted project, forging an alliance between the generations for a productive, shared and socially fair future.   We're talking about the Thorup Strand association, founded in 2006...
Zied Ezzedine - Producer - Tunisia - Kerkennah
Have you ever heard of a charfia? This traditional fishing technique is typical of the Kerkennah, the splendid islands off the eastern coast of Tunisia.   Zied EzzedineThe word charfia literally means "house of death," but despite the violent name this technique has a very low environmental impact...
Didem Senol - Chef - Turkey - Istanbul
With an understanding of the “hard work” it takes to work in a kitchen, classically trained chef Didem Senol combines her experience gained in New York at the French Culinary Institute and Eleven Madison Park restaurant, with the ingredients of her home: Istanbul. She explains how seasonality and...
Mary (Ganchoff) Smith - Producer - United States - Sitka
Mary (Ganchoff) Smith is a Troller working out of Sitka, Alaska. She fishes and direct markets frozen-at-sea Salmon and has a lot to say about the terms "fisher", "fishermen" and "fisherwoman". Her website, where this post was originanly published, is Springlineseafood.com.   "Apparently I am not...
Spencer Montgomery - Chef - United States - Durham
Until recently, Spencer Montgomery knew nothing about seafood and fishermen. To him, fish meant the precut fillets his mother bought at the supermarket, "faceless fish" as he calls it. "It's all my generation has ever known," says the 26-year-old, currently studying nutritional science and eco-...
Russell Kingman - Producer - United States - Chatham
"Fishermen have a story that generally goes untold. The reason for this is because it's difficult to articulate those aspects of life on the sea that are beyond language and time. These are highly personal moments that most fishermen tend to keep to themselves.   The vast majority of people would...
Dan Edwards - Producer - Canada - Ucluelet
"I am a third generation fisherman, living in the small fishing community of Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Canada. Ucluelet still lands and processes fish from a few large vessels but the small boat fleet has almost disappeared and it is now primarily a...