Right Whales, Lobsters, & Wind Power with David Abel of the Boston Globe

Going deep with David Able.

On this episode, hosts Peter Ravella and Tyler Buckingham speak with David Abel, the Pulitzer Prize winning environmental reporter for the Boston Globe.  David is a keen observer of coastal issue off the New England coast and his insights are not to be missed.  We discuss the latest developments in the battle to save the North Atlantic right whale, the burgeoning wind power industry in the NE and its implications for traditional fisheries, and the battle over the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument.  We also preview David's new film ENTANGLED, which chronicles the fate of the North Atlantic right whale and the lucrative Maine lobster fishery.  Listeners to this show can stream ENTANGLED now by going to this link. Enter the code TNC2021 to receive a $3 discount!  Cool show and a movie discount.  Only on ASPN!

Show Transcription
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.