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Authors of ‘Caught’ to share fishing tales Nov. 14 at DMC

The authors of “Caught. Time. Place. Fish.” will sign books and share stories at noon Nov. 14 in Brooke Hall at the University of Maine Darling Marine Center in Walpole.

A collaboration between fisherman Glen Libby and photographer Antonia Small, “Caught” is an account of the beauty, fragility and profound change that characterizes fishing, fishing families and communities that depend on them in the 21st century.

Based in the village of Port Clyde, Maine, but reaching globally, “Caught” chronicles individual and community efforts to transform a way of life for all who depend on the planet’s bounty.

Libby and Small will share images and stories of the effort to restore Port Clyde’s small boat fishing fleet and to establish the first community-supported fishery in the country.

“Fishing and fishing communities are an integral part of Maine’s identity and economy,” says DMC director Heather Leslie.

“Many Darling Center-based researchers and students are working on topics that are closely linked with marine fisheries, particularly related to the health of the ecosystems and human communities on which they depend. We are delighted to host Toni and Glen, and to share their work with the community.”

“Caught” was awarded the 2017 John N. Cole Award for Maine-themed nonfiction by the Maine Writers & Publishers Alliance. Signed copies of the book will be available to buy for $42.20. Attendees are invited to bring lunch; beverages and cookies will be provided.