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Our April speaker is Paulette Durazo from the Center for Coastal Studies. Paulette is part of the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team and a Research Assistant for the Humpback Whale Studies at the Center for Coastal Studies. Entanglement in fishing gear is a documented source of human impact on baleen whales. The Center for Coastal Studies has been in the front line for whale disentanglement response since 1984, releasing from life threatening entanglement more than 200 whales. This presentation will go over the scope of whale entanglement, history of the Marine Animal Entanglement Response team and guide you through steps of how to detect, document and report a live entangled whale or sea turtle.
Paulette is originally from Baja California, Mexico. She has a bachelor and master degree in Coastal Oceanography with 10 years of experience working with marine mammals. She spent most of her time in Mexico working along the Baja Peninsula in research projects involving seals, sea lions, gray whales and humpback whales. She engaged the public giving talks about marine mammal conservation while working as a whale watching guide in Cabo San Lucas and San Ignacio Lagoon. Now she has been working at the Center for Coastal Studies for almost 3 years as research assistant with the humpback whale research program and as rescue assistant for the Marine Animal Entanglement Rescue team.
Paulette will be in person at the meeting and also it will be broadcast via ZOOM.
During this meeting FFA will conduct club election. Just a reminder, membership dues should be in by April 1, 2023.
Guests can become a member at the meeting or visit www.falmouthfishermens.org to learn about the club. For ZOOM invite please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Members receive invite in monthly members only newsletter.
MEMBERS CAN SEE RECORDINGS OF ALL PREVIOUS SPEAKERS ON THE "MEMBERS ONLY" PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE.
List of 2023 Previous Speakers at FFA:
March - Captain Kevin Downs was the speaker. He will talk about lures. The proper hook changes and rigging that he likes and uses different times of the fishing season. This time of year he spends most of his time with rod and reel repair and tune-ups at www.capecodreels.com if you're trying to get ready for the spring. (Call 774-222-2282). Questions and answers after presentation.
February - Our speaker was Andrew Gottlieb, Executive Director of Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC). Andrew is responsible for determining the focus of APCC’s advocacy and educational efforts, implementing APCC’s programs, coordinating fund raising and membership activities, and the overall management of the daily operations of the organization.
January - East End Eddie Doherty was our guest speaker. The title of his talk is "SURFCASTING FOR STRIPED BASS IN THE CANAL" and will involve discussion on equipment and technique to improve your chances on the Big Ditch.
List of 2022 Previous Speakers at FFA:
December - FFA Christmas Party
November - Jerry Ellis from Bourne, MA. The focus of his brief, informal talk will be the history of the Cape Cod Canal.
October - FFA VP Bill Prodouz spoken at our October meeting. He shared with us what has changed on fishing the Cape Cod Canal.
September - David Pierce (retired), former director of the Mass Division of Marine Fisheries was our speaker.
August - Harold Skeltons of" Mission 22 Fishing" (Armed Forces Program) also Fishing Knots by members, lead by Keith Roberts
July - No Meeting
June - At our June meeting we had Ben Gahagan talk about advances in biotelemetry have allowed scientists to unlock striped bass migration patterns and behaviors.
May - At May 3, 2022 meeting, our guest speaker was Crista Bank, Fisheries Liaison for Vineyard Wind. She provided details on the Cape Wind Farm.
April - Chuck Martinsen was our April speaker, he started working with the Town of Falmouth in 1993. He has held various positions since then and is currently serving as Deputy Director of the Marine & Environmental Services Department, as well as Game Warden, and Shellfish Warden for the town of Falmouth.
March - The March guest speaker was Seth Rolbein, the Director of the Cape Cod Fisheries Trust. Seth began his career as a journalist in the mid-Cape in the 1970s. He then joined WGBH-TV in Boston as a writer, reporter and documentary filmmaker, also writing for many regional and national publications, including The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine.
February - Matt Zimmerman, is an experienced fisherman who began working as a guide in the Salem Sound. Matt is a successful charter captain with extensive experience in fly rod fishing for striped bass and Albies.
January - Our January speak was Lance Scarborough of the Kennebec Lure Company of Maine. Lance shared his knowledge with the club. Lance has fished for over 50 years.
List of 2021 Previous Speakers at FFA:
December - FFA Christmas Party
November - Ray Jarvis, captain out of Westport, MA, discussed light tackle and fly fishing for striped bass, blue fish, false albacore and bonito.
October - Captain Brian Coombs, the owner and operator of Get Tight Sport Fishing, discussed Striper Migration and Planning a Fishing Calendar discussing Striper Migration and Planning a Fishing Calendar
September - Nick Wildman and Georgeann Kerr - MA Division of Ecological Restoration (DER), discussed projects that restore our rivers, streams, wetlands, and watersheds
August - Biologist John Boardman - South Shore Recreational Fisheries Division of the MA Division of Marine Fisheries, role of his division, various striped bass facts, department initiatives, fishing regulations and division activities
July - No meeting
June - Kristen Kibblehouse - Atlantic Great White Shark Conservancy, roles sharks play in marine ecosystem, shark resarch, affect of sharks on Cape Cod region
May - Member Doctor Rich Rubin - Tick and Lyme disease prevention
April - Members Captain Kevin Downs and Bill Prodouz - How Moons, Tides and Currents Impact Boat, Surf and Canal Fishing, or Fish whenever you can but here are tips on how to improve your odds of success
March - Ryan Collins - Fishing the Cape for stripers (and other species) from the beach, boat and kayak
February - Chris Parisi - How to tie flies for catching bass
January - East End Eddie Doherty - Cape Cod Canal surfcasting seminar
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