Pellowe, Leslie: Fishermen adapt to environmental change in varied ways

Regulations and financial resources that influence how people fish have as great an effect on how they deal with change as where and how they fish, found University of Maine Darling Marine Center researchers Kara Pellowe and Heather Leslie.

The ecologists examined how fishermen adapt to environmental and economic change in Baja California Sur, Mexico. 

“Alternatives matter,” says Pellowe. “Having different ways to respond to environmental and economic change is vital for individuals and communities to be able to thrive in changing conditions.”

The story is on the Darling Marine Center website.

Contact: Heather Leslie,, 207.350.2713