Nonprofit continues to connect and educate in midst of pandemic
[STONINGTON, ME, June 9, 2020] – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) recently launched its monthly educational “Lunch & Learn” talk series online. The series highlights a different topic each month related to Maine’s various fisheries and is led by a team of experts, including fishermen, scientists, and researchers.
In previous years, the Stonington nonprofit held its summer talk series at its waterfront office for curious community members and summer guests eager to learn more about fisheries, including lobster, alewives, climate change and more. By going “virtual”, the Center is able to continue these efforts to collaboratively educate viewers in a safe manner with the opportunity to expand its audience.
“Everything’s changed and we’re unable to open our office doors to the public just yet, so we’re relying on the internet and adapting to online learning and webinars,” said Paul Anderson, MCCF’s Executive Director.
Viewers will also have the opportunity to engage with speakers by submitting questions before and during the hour-long presentations, all from the comfort of their homes.
The next talk, “No Plaice like It: Halibut Science in Maine” is scheduled for Friday, June 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. All talks take place on the last Friday of the month, are free, and registration is required. Future topics will include: the Lobster-Right Whale issue, Aquaculture, Ecosystem-based Fisheries management, and the Eastern Maine Sentinel Groundfish Survey. To register and see the full schedule visit us online at www.coastalfisheries.org/events/lunch-learns.
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries connects fishermen, scientists, regulators and others through collaborative research, management, and education to help secure the future of commercial fishing and the communities that depend on it. To learn more about MCCF, visit www.coastalfisheries.org.
Paul Anderson, Executive Director
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
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