Local Journalist Joins Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance

Journalist Doreen Leggett joins the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance as a community journalist and communications officer.

CHATHAM – An award-winning journalist has joined the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance.

Doreen Leggett, who has 20 years of experience telling Cape Cod stories, will serve as a community journalist and communications officer.

Leggett will be responsible for creating profiles and features that showcase people in local fisheries and cover issues of importance and concern for the industry.

She will also handle all of the organizations written communications, work with local media, help in advocacy efforts and report on public meetings dealing with the management of fisheries and creating a balanced ecosystem.

“The narrative of the local fisheries is intertwined with everything that gives the Cape its sense of place, its intimate connection with the environment, history, and an economy built on the industriousness of families and neighbors,” said John Pappalardo, the CEO of the alliance. “Doreen is passionate about that, which is why we’re very happy to have her onboard.”

Leggett said her goal with the alliance is to tell the remarkable stories of fishermen on Cape Cod and how they define the character of the peninsula.

“In my years as a journalist, I’ve seen the Fishermen’s Alliance fight important public policy battles and use fishermen’s knowledge to protect the natural world, livelihoods and the Cape Community,” said Leggett. “I hope not only to be a part of that, but share that important work with everyone who loves the Cape.”

Leggett lives in Harwich with her husband and two children.

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