Story posted February 03, 2011
Event date(s): April 19, 2011 — April 20, 2011
Tuesday, April 19
Lunch in Hutchinson Room, 12-1
Ben Martens was brought on board as a member of the CCCHFA policy team in 2008 and currently focuses on the Hook's herring campaign. He also serves as a proxy for Massachusetts State Rep. Sarah Peake on the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and sits on the board of directors for the New England Farmers Union. Before moving to the Cape, Ben worked for the Charles River Conservancy in Cambridge, concentrating on water quality issues and public access to recreational areas. Ben discovered his interest in ocean and fisheries policy while working on his bachelor’s degree in government and environmental studies at Bowdoin College in coastal Maine. As a native New Englander, Ben appreciates the communal benefits that small businesses and industries contribute to the unique quality of life in New England and he hopes to pursue policies that help sustain and develop the vital fishing industry.
“At the Hook Association we combine environmental responsibility with community preservation which is how all fishery policy decisions should be crafted.”