Event Title

Community Benefits of Restoring Historical Fisheries and Ecosystems: Alewives in Maine

Presenter Information

Samantha Lovell, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

Start Date

30-4-2015 11:00 AM

End Date

30-4-2015 1:55 PM

Project Type

Poster

Description

In Maine, USA, dam removal and other ecosystem restoration has resulted in large increases in anadromous fish populations. This research investigates the suit of social and economic benefits conferred by the restoration of habitat connectivity and historical fish populations. We quantified the value to local towns from restored alewife fisheries and identified social benefits from community building around fisheries restoration. Maine is a leader in habitat-based anadromous fisheries restoration, but many other regions are considering similar restoration. This research provides a structure for assessing the social benefits of such restoration projects.

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. Environmental Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

1399

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Apr 30th, 11:00 AM Apr 30th, 1:55 PM

Community Benefits of Restoring Historical Fisheries and Ecosystems: Alewives in Maine

Parker-Reed, SSWAC

In Maine, USA, dam removal and other ecosystem restoration has resulted in large increases in anadromous fish populations. This research investigates the suit of social and economic benefits conferred by the restoration of habitat connectivity and historical fish populations. We quantified the value to local towns from restored alewife fisheries and identified social benefits from community building around fisheries restoration. Maine is a leader in habitat-based anadromous fisheries restoration, but many other regions are considering similar restoration. This research provides a structure for assessing the social benefits of such restoration projects.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2015/program/143