Voices of the Gulf of Maine: The Charter Boat

Voices of the Gulf of Maine | Oct 17, 2016

Charter boat captain Carle Hildreth is in the spotlight for our fourth installment of the Voices of the Gulf of Maine video series.

For charter boat captain Carle Hildreth, recreational fishing is serious business. As owner of No Slack! Sportfishing, Carle helps his clients chase striped bass throughout Casco Bay. 

Stripers are Carle's passion, and he's keenly interested in understanding and protecting this iconic species for generations to come. 

Carle is a key partner in our Snap-A-Striper [CHECK LINK] research project — a citizen science initiative which enlists anglers to help collect data about these beautiful fish. Over the past three years, he has submitted over 300 photos.

Our researchers use these images to explore important questions about the stripers we see in the Gulf of Maine. They hope the answers to these questions will help Carle and his clients continue to catch stripers long into the future.

About This Series

Whether you're a teacher or a lobsterman, a restaurateur or a scientist — we all have our own unique connection to the Gulf of Maine. In this video series, we invite you to meet some of our closest partners in our shared effort to support the economic and ecological sustainability of this resource. As these individuals share their passion for the ocean and connection to GMRI, we invite you to reflect as well.

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