Maryland Sea Grant seeks to hire a Legal Fellow and a Graduate Assistant. More details.
This project seeks to assess, through structured interviews and normative and policy analysis, the prospects for preserving the livelihoods and communities of watermen under a regulatory regime intended to protect natural resources and rural landscapes. The research would examine and evaluate the extent to which laws and regulations designed to conserve resources, prevent sprawl, and preserve rural landscapes can promote the viability of traditional fishing communities. It will also analyze the regulatory environment in which watermen operate to evaluate the extent to which it promotes or inhibits the survival of their communities.