NOAA vs. Lobstermen: David Abel with the Latest on the Battle to Save the Right Whale

Hard lines emerge between NOAA and Maine's lobstermen.

On this episode, Peter and Tyler welcome back to the program David Abel, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist with the Boston Globe, Podcast host, and documentary filmmaker of Lobster Wars and more.  David discuss his latest reporting in the  Globe on the conflict between Maine's  lobstermen and federal regulators who are trying to save the North Atlantic right whale.  Listen in with David Able, a true insider and  insightful observer of one of the most complicated coastal resource management issue on the American shoreline.  Only on the American Shoreline Podcast!

Peter Ravella & Tyler Buckingham

Peter and Tyler joined forces in 2015 and from the first meeting began discussing a project that would become Coastal News Today and the American Shoreline Podcast Network. At the time, Peter and Tyler were coastal consultants for Pete’s firm, PAR Consulting, LLC. In that role, they worked with coastal communities in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina, engaged in grant writing, coastal project development, shoreline erosion and land use planning, permitting, and financial planning for communities undertaking big beach restoration projects. Between and among their consulting tasks, they kept talking and kept building the idea of CNT & ASPN. In almost every arena they worked, public engagement played a central role. They spent thousands of hours talking with coastal stakeholders, like business owners, hotel operators, condo managers, watermen, property owners, enviros, surfers, and fishermen. They dived deep into the value, meaning, and responsibility for the American shoreline, segment-by-segment. Common threads emerged, themes were revealed, differences uncovered. There was a big conversation going on along the American shoreline! But, no place to have it. That's where CNT and ASPN were born.