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Bruce Fernald

Bruce Fernald, a lobsterman from Little Cranberry Island, ME, speaks about his concerns for the future of his island community and the Maine lobster industry. He emphasizes the importance of getting internet out to islands to provide other options for making a living. Fernald also talks about how none of the young people in his family want to fish and that six generations of lobster fishing will end with this generation. He speaks about the importance of comparing notes with other fishermen about the changes they are seeing, particularly about how lobsters respond to changes in temperature, to be prepared for future changes in the fishery.





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Suggested citation: Fernald, Bruce Oral History Interview, March 1, 2018, by Galen Koch, Page #, Maine Sound & Story. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).


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