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Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

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August 24th 2011: Dwindling Herring and Clearing the Coastline

Matt McKenzie, Ph.D.,UCONN & Patrick Paquette, striped bass fishing community organizer say where have all the herring gone, how Cape Cod has changed. McKenzie tells the social and ecological history of the rise and demise coastal fisheries in the 19th century. His book: Clearing the Coastline, includes Thoreau’s thoughts on Cape Cod fisheries and how these changed after his death.Matt also tells of helping out a family’s herring weirs on Cape Cod and of a fisherman well known to Paquette.Patrick explains early efforts to save herring through the CHOIR collaboration“where different voices need

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Matthew McKenzie

Matthew McKenzie, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor and American Studies Coordinator, University of Connecticut, Avery Point. He took his PhD in Maritime History from the U New Hampshire in 2003. As a PhD candidate
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Captain Patrick Paquette

Captain Patrick Paquette is a Recreational Fishing Advocate, Outdoor Writer, Charter Captain (USCG Master's License),Tournament Fisherman and is a past president of the 60 year old MA Striped Bass Association with over twenty five combined boat & shore tournament awards on his resume. Born in the city of Boston Massachusetts,
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