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Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries’ innovative and collaborative fine-ecology approach serves as a beacon of success, both in our own region, our fishing community, and places far beyond our shores.


Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries and Partners Launch New Interpretive Display Highlighting Stonington’s Waterfront History

[STONINGTON, ME, June 20, 2022] – Community members and guests visiting Stonington can now enjoy a new interpretive display looking out to Stonington Harbor. The four-part display, the newest exhibit at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries’ Discovery Wharf, highlights the commercial fish pier, local granite history, the lobster fishery, and building resilience. The display is… Read more »

River Herring Network Receives Funding to Strengthen Collaborative Efforts

[STONINGTON, ME, March 28, 2022] – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) was recently awarded funding to support river herring/alewife initiatives locally, in the state of Maine and beyond.  This work includes restoration efforts on the Blue Hill Peninsula and the recently developed River Herring Network (RHN). This New England-wide network, which includes local, state,… Read more »

Fisheries Nonprofit Announces Search for Next Director

[STONINGTON, ME, January 26, 2022] – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) is announcing the retirement of our Executive Director Paul Anderson. MCCF’s Board of Director Chairman, Walter Kumiega shares, “On behalf of the MCCF Board of Directors, I would like to congratulate Paul on his retirement and thank him for his outstanding leadership these… Read more »

Fisherman scientist honored by Bowdoin

[BRUNSWICK, ME, August 16, 2021] – Lifelong fisherman and scientist Ted Ames was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Sciences by Bowdoin College on August 14 at their delayed 2020 Commencement. In presenting the degree Dr. John Lichter, colleague and friend of Ames at Bowdoin said that when groundfish stocks collapsed in the mid-1990s Ames “set… Read more »

“Tall Tales, Fish Tails & Damn Lies” Cancelled

[STONINGTON, ME, August 11, 2021] Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is sorry to inform the public that regretfully, due to the lingering concerns about COVID, we have decided to cancel our “Tall Tales, Fish Tails & Damn Lies” event that was scheduled for Tuesday, August 17 at the Reach Performing Arts Center in Deer Isle…. Read more »

Benefit Event to Raise Funds for Fisheries Nonprofit

“Tall Tales, Fish Tails & Damn Lies” Returns [STONINGTON, ME, August 2, 2021] – Stonington nonprofit, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF), is excited to announce the return of Tall Tales, Fish Tails & Damn Lies, an evening of music and words from a fishing community. The benefit event will kickoff at 6:00pm on Tuesday, August… Read more »

Discovery Wharf to Open Doors After Year-Long Hiatus

[STONINGTON, ME, June 1, 2021] – Stonington nonprofit, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) is excited to announce the re-opening of its marine education center, Discovery Wharf. The interpretive center will open its doors beginning Tuesday, June 22 with a limited schedule and new reservation system. Discovery Wharf has welcomed thousands of visitors from across… Read more »