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 past five years.”

MCCF has appointed a search committee consisting of staff and board members. They will seek to hire a dynamic, forward-thinking nonprofit leader with a passion for Eastern Maine’s rural fishing dependent communities to be its next executive director.

Kumiega continued, “The national search for a new executive director is an exciting opportunity for MCCF to look at our future and the future of the communities and people we serve. We will be hiring a Director who is passionate about our mission and committed to fishing forever.”

Anderson will continue to lead the organization until the position is filled and is committed to working alongside the new director to ensure a smooth transition of leadership until his planned retirement date.

A full job description and how to apply can be viewed online at

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, located on Stonington’s working waterfront, is working to secure a diversified fishing future by connecting fishermen, scientists, regulators, and others through collaborative research, education, and management. Our innovative and collaborative approach allows us to make sure, that we can keep fishing alive for today and for tomorrow’s fishery stewards. To learn more about MCCF and our important work, visit


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