Schooner Adventure Lecture Series

Schooner Adventure Lecture Series

Listening to the Heart of the Fishing Community: Oral Histories in New England

Dr. Madeleine Hall-Arber, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sea Grant College Program’s marine anthropologist has over 25 years of experience working with fishermen in New England. Her research on the impacts of regulatory change on fishing communities has led to membership on diverse advisory boards where her efforts are directed towards the goal of helping fisheries managers identify ways to mitigate the impacts of their decisions. Her published work on New England fishing communities serves as the basis for describing the human environment for several regional fishery management plans. Hall-Arber also works closely with fishing industry representatives on collaborative research projects pertaining to fishing vessel safety, working waterfronts, oral histories, and the spatial documentation of fishing and marine habitat. Currently her focus is on the potential for ecosystem-based management to incorporate local ecological knowledge and emphasize the sustainability of both marine and human communities. She obtained her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and her Ph.D. from Brandeis University.

Wednesday, July 15 7:00 PM

Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square, Gloucester, MA

Cape Ann Insurance Agency, Inc. & Cruiseport Gloucester

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The Gloucester Adventure, Inc a 501(C)(3) non-profit historic preservation and educational organization, was established to restore the schooner Adventure as a historic community resource and living classroom. Volunteers help year-round with vessel restoration, innovative educational programs, events, and fundraising.

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