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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.


Senator Collins Announces More than $450,000 to Strengthen Maine’s Fisheries

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) will be receiving a total of $469,658 over a three year period, through the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH) Commercial Fishing Occupational Safety Research Cooperative Agreement and Training Project Grant Program. The funding will go… Read more »

Discovery Wharf to Open Doors with New “Wicked Weathah” Exhibit

[STONINGTON, ME, May 19, 2023] – In the heart of Stonington, Maine’s highest lobster landings port, fisheries come alive at 13 Atlantic Avenue, home of the Discovery Wharf – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries’ (MCCF) vibrant interpretive center for visitors of all ages. The MCCF Discovery Wharf provides interactive experiences ranging from hands-on learnings about… Read more »

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 »