“Our small-boat fishing fleet has played a crucial role in defining our history and community. It needs to continue doing just that, providing jobs and a homegrown future for our friends and neighbors, feeding our families, keeping our marine economy vibrant. Much of my work and life on the Cape has taken place at the nexus of economic and environmental issues; working with the Alliance and the Fisheries Trust brings that experience into sharp, clear focus.”
Seth Rolbein 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. His magazine and book-length fiction and non-fiction has spanned many topics (and continents), and his documentaries on National Public Television have won multiple national awards. Throughout, the Cape has been his home; our relationship to the oceans and the survival of our fishing community has been a recurring theme. He became editor-in-chief of the region's weekly newspaper chain before starting The Cape Cod Voice as the newsmagazine's founding editor and publisher. Most recently, he served for six years as chief of staff and then senior adviser for Cape and Islands Senator Dan Wolf, translating a journalist’s perspective into public policy initiatives.
Seth Rolbein, Director, Cape Cod Fisheries Trust