History conference on The Net Result

Oct 14, 2016
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Searsport — Penobscot Marine Museum’s annual history conference — The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries — will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, at the University of Maine's Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3. Registration is at 8:30 a.m.; the conference will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The 2016 History Conference delves into the statement that human innovation and technology have proven to be too successful for the health of our fisheries and our coastal ecosystem. The lineup of scientists, historians, journalists, activists, consumers and fishermen will address the questions of how did this happen and what do we do now?

Speakers will include Patrick Shepard, Fisheries Policy Associate at Penobscot East Resource Center; Nancy Harmon Jenkins, food historian and writer; Peter Neill, director of World Ocean Observatory; Glen Libby, manager of Port Clyde Fresh Catch and co-author of “Caught: time, place, fish”; and David Jackson, former publisher of National Fisherman.

Cost for the conference is $60 for the general public, with discounts given to PMM members, students, teachers and nonprofit employees. For more information or to register, call 548-2529 or visit penobscotmarinemuseum.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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