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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.


Northeast Coastal Communities Sector Withdraws from 2019 Fishing Year

[STONINGTON, ME, April 24, 2019] – The Northeast Coastal Communities Sector (NCCS) announced today that the Sector will be withdrawing its operations plan for the 2019 fishing year. NCCS is one of 17 Sectors currently operating in the groundfish catch share program in New England. It is managed by its fiscal sponsor, Maine Center for… Read more »

MCCF Welcomes New Development Director

Kathie Norwood to lead the financial growth of nonprofit, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries   [STONINGTON, ME, October 19, 2018] – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) announces the hiring of Kathie Norwood as Development Director. In her role, Norwood is responsible for donor relations, fundraising, grant writing, and revenue planning for the organization. “We… Read more »

Skippers Program Continues to Grow

School year kick-off planned for September 26 at Schoodic Institute The Eastern Maine Skippers Program has launched its seventh school year. The program will serve nearly 120 students this year, up from just 40 students when the Skippers started in 2012. Sumner Memorial High School, located in Sullivan, Maine, is the latest school to acquire… Read more »

Help Support Fishing Communities

Help Support Fishing Communities An Online Charity Auction Event [STONINGTON, MAINE, July 30, 2018] – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries will host their annual fundraising event, taking place online throughout the entire month of August. Bid on one-of-a-kind Maine prizes while helping to support local fishing communities across the state. The auction begins August 1, 2018,… Read more »

Tall Tales, Fish Tails, & Damn Lies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caroline Goddard, Communications Director cgoddard@coastalfisheries.org 207-367-2708 Tall Tales, Fish Tails, & Damn Lies Music and words from a fishing community [STONINGTON, MAINE, July 6, 2018] – Tall Tales, Fish Tails, & Damn Lies comes to the Stonington Opera House on Monday, July 23 for a night of music and words from… Read more »

NOAA Scientist Jon Hare to Lead Talk, Fisheries in a Changing Climate

NOAA Scientist Jon Hare to Lead Talk, Fisheries in a Changing Climate   June 8, 2018 – [STONINGTON, ME] – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is pleased to bring Dr. Jon Hare, Science and Research Director of NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center to Opera House Arts in Stonington, for a talk titled: Fisheries in a… Read more »

Virtual Reality Exhibit Debuts in Stonington

 Virtual Reality Exhibit Debuts in Stonington STONINGTON, ME – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, a 15-year old nonprofit that works to secure a sustainable future for fishing and fishing communities, has launched a new virtual reality exhibit as part of Discovery Wharf, their marine education center. Discovery Wharf is located at 13 Atlantic Avenue, on the… Read more »

Eastern Maine Skippers to Present Fisheries Findings in Ellsworth

Eastern Maine Skippers to Present Fisheries Findings in Ellsworth The Eastern Maine Skippers Program (EMSP) will wrap up its fifth year on Thursday, May 24, 2018, when students conduct their final presentations at The Grand in Ellsworth, Maine. The Skippers Program, which provides aspiring commercial fishermen and fisheries-focused students with the skills to be successful… Read more »

OnDeck: Winter Newsletter 2018

From the Wheelhouse Dear friends, 2017 was a year of change. While the world keeps changing around us, our organization changed its name to Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, Robin Alden retired, and I accepted the role of Executive Director. As we begin to tackle the challenges of the new year, I am struck by… Read more »