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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… Read more »

Discovery Wharf to Open Doors After Year-Long Hiatus

[STONINGTON, ME, June 1, 2021] – Stonington nonprofit, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) is excited to announce the re-opening of its marine education center, Discovery Wharf. The interpretive center will open its doors beginning Tuesday, June 22 with a limited schedule and new reservation system. Discovery Wharf has welcomed thousands of visitors from across… Read more »

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries to host Online Auction

[STONINGTON, ME, August 18, 2020] – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, a non-profit working to secure a sustainable future for fisheries in Eastern Maine, will hold an online auction fundraiser from August 10th through September 1st. Thirty-six items have been donated to the event, including some original, decorated, wooden buoys from the estate of Penny… Read more »

Island Collaboration Addresses Food Insecurity and Community Resilience

Fish Foreveryone: Community Seafood Celebration [STONINGTON, ME, July 20, 2020] – On June 22, the Maine Community Foundation (MCF) approved a $10,000 grant to the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries in flexible operational funding for area nonprofit organizations to enhance food security in communities impacted by the COVID-19 virus. This MCF Emergency Response Fund award is… Read more »

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Receives Three-year NOAA Grant

Grant to study groundfish in eastern Maine [STONINGTON, ME, October 15, 2019] – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) in Stonington has been awarded a $207,355 grant over three years by NOAA’s Office of Habitat Conservation for research testing the effects of restoring fish passage in the Penobscot River on groundfish diet. This grant will support… Read more »

Graduate Student Recognized as Future Leader in Fisheries

Local Nonprofit Presents Award for Dedication to Studies in Fisheries [STONINGTON, ME, August 12, 2019] – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Paul R. Lewis Internship award. Paul R. Lewis, himself, presented the award to intern, Eliza Oldach in Stonington at the MCCF headquarters. Oldach, a University… Read more »

Local Fishermen Take the Stage for Good Cause

Proceeds to Benefit Fisheries-Focused Organization Working towards Sustainable Fishing [STONINGTON, ME, June 12, 2019] – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF), a nonprofit located on the Stonington working waterfront, is pleased to announce the return of Tall Tales, Fish Tails, & Damn Lies, an evening of music and words from a fishing community. The event,… Read more »

Skippers to Present Findings on Challenges Facing Commercial Fishing Industry

Eastern Maine Skippers Program Release Regional Final Presentations Schedule [STONINGTON, ME, May 2, 2019] – The Eastern Maine Skippers Program (EMSP) is excited to announce its Regional Final Presentations schedule. Participating high schools will present at one of three separate regional events scheduled to take place later this month at various venues throughout Downeast Maine…. Read more »