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 17 at the Reach Performing Arts Center in Deer Isle.

After a year hiatus of no in-person events due to the pandemic, MCCF is thrilled to bring the community and surrounding areas together for a lively event filled with musical performances and storytelling by local favorites for a good cause.

“Storytelling and music are great ways to connect people. MCCF embraces the arts along with the sciences as we pursue our mission to help sustain our precious fishing communities,” explains Paul Anderson, executive director.

The line-up of local favorites includes Frank Gotwals, Mike and Susie Fay, members of the Church of the Morning After, Bob Quinn, Dennis Damon, Leroy Weed and more. Event-goers will also have the opportunity to participate in trivia and win prizes.

Tickets cost $25 per person and can be purchased online at All proceeds will directly benefit MCCF’s collaborative programming.

This year’s event sponsors include Camden National Bank, The First National Bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Island Fishermen’s Wives Association, and Machias Savings Bank.

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is working to secure a diversified fishing future for the communities of Eastern Maine and beyond. We do this by developing and implementing collaborative programs that provide value for today’s fishermen and drive more sustainable management approaches for future fisheries. An essential component of our work is connecting the knowledge of fishermen, the findings of scientists, and the world of policy makers through management, education, and research. To learn more,  visit


Contact: Paul Anderson, Executive Director
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
207.367.2708 │