Sandy MacFarlane talks about "Tiggie" on iUniverse radio - the Deadliest Catch with a New England flair.
Author - Sandy MacFarlane, interviewed about her book, "Tiggie," on WGN-TV, Chicago.
Click to Listen to Sandy Macfarlane talks about the book she co-authored, "Tiggie - The Lure and Lore of Commercial Fishing in New England".
Read a review of this great book about Commercial Fishing in New England on ProvincetownMagazine.org".
Sandy Macfarlane spent her childhood summers around the waters of Cape Cod. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts, she settled in the Cape town of Orleans where she began her professional career as shellfish biologist for the Town of Orleans. Later, she was appointed as the town’s first conservation administrator. Sandy retired from town government in 1998, was awarded a master’s degree in resource management from Antioch New England Graduate School and founded Coastal Resource Specialists, a consulting company devoted to shellfish, coastal and watershed issues.
Her first book, Rowing Forward, Looking Back, earned high praise for her ability to infuse “personality with science and to demystify the complex biological processes that unfold in the marine environment.” Her second book, Tiggie: the Lure and Lore of Commercial Fishing in New England earned an IPPY Bronze Medal in 2009 for best regional (Northeast) nonfiction from the Independent Book Publishers Awards. Her collaboration with commercial fisherman Charles “Tiggie” Peluso, was an odd twist of fate since as a shellfish enforcement agent, they had frequently butted heads.
Sandy is Past President of the New England Estuarine Research Society and remains an active member of the society as well as the National Shellfisheries Association and other professional affiliations. She has contributed numerous presentations at professional and general public events and has been a contributing writer for several publications.
When time and tide allow, she can be found somewhere on or near the water, often rowing her Cape Dory.