Boothbay Register, Wiscasset Newspaper publish DMC release on new study of how fishermen adapt to environmental change

Boothbay Register and Wiscasset Newspaper published a University of Maine Darling Marine Center news release on a new study of how fishermen adapt to environmental change, led by UMaine researchers Kara Pellowe and Heather Leslie. The study found that 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, the release states. Pellowe interviewed 35 chocolate clam fishers in the Loreto area of Baja California Sur, Mexico, and all of them reported using multiple strategies to adapt to changing environmental and economic conditions, according to the release. “Maintaining a diverse suite of adaptive strategies is essential for individuals to cope in the face of future disturbance and change,” the researchers write. Saving Seafood carried the Boothbay Register article.