Upcoming Events

Maine Coastal Fisheries is always active in the community. Join us!

Can you Dig it? Co-management of the Clam Fishery

Island Heritage Talks and Programs
Monday, April 22 │ 7:00 pm
St. Brendan The Navigator Episcopal Church, 627 N. Deer Isle Rd, Deer Isle, ME 04627

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries will lead a panel discussion on timely issues about the soft shell clam fishery including municipal management and access to flats. Panel will include area clam diggers, shellfish committee members and state agency to take part in the talk.

Regional Final Presentations

Join the Skipper students as they present their final presentations to the public.

May 21 at Seaworthy Event Center in Milbridge – Schools presenting are: Jonesport, Narraguagus and Sumner;

May 23 at Opera House Arts in Stonington – Schools presenting are: Deer Isle-Stonington, Vinalhaven and North Haven;

May 28 in Ellsworth (Location to be determined) – Schools presenting are: Ellsworth, George Stevens Academy and MDI.



State of the Science Conference

Hosted by the Eastern Maine Coastal Current Collaborative
Monday, June 17 – Tuesday, June 18
The University of Maine at Machias

A two-day conference to discuss ecosystem-based fisheries management in Eastern Maine, bringing together experts from local governments, fishing, science, and academic communities. The conference is the first step toward producing a comprehensive understanding of Eastern Maine’s watersheds, intertidal, nearshore, and offshore ecosystems. Keynote speakers will present their work on each of these ecosystems, including knowledge of governance and socio-economics. The conference will then use breakout discussions to identify gaps in knowledge and next steps. Visit www.stateofthescienceconference.org to learn more.

Lunch & Learns

Join industry experts all summer long for a monthly talk series! Pack your lunch and head to the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries’ office on the last Friday of each month for a public discussion on a current fisheries issues facing our community.

Date: The last Friday of each month, May – October
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Location: 13 Atlantic Avenue, Stonington
Admission: Free to the public, no registration required
For more information: call (207) 367-2708

Full schedule to be announced soon. Keep watch!