Best of Arrhythmia: Marine Conservation and Community-Level Decision-Making

ArrhythmiaHost Michael Mehta explores with guests a series of questions and issues surrounding local control of marine resources.

Topics include commercial harvesting practices of geoducks (also called the elephant trunk clam) and possible ecosystem impacts, oyster and clam harvesting by individuals and groups holding recreational tidal licenses, community empowerment and responsibility, and the role of marine conservation areas.

Guests include Sheila Nyman, John Campbell, and Sheila Malcolmson (Chair of the Islands Trust Council and Trustee for Gabriola Island).

* “The Gooey Duck” song by Fred Penner, Konzak/Elfendahl, Skyview Music Corporation, Fred Penner’s Place CD.

Arrhythmia’s theme music by Victor Anthony and logo by Michele Fire-River Heart. First posted Sept. 9, 2013.