Press Releases

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.

The Mystery of Eels Film Comes to Stonington

STONINGTON, ME – (June 26, 2017) Local nonprofit, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, is pleased to bring the film, The Mystery of Eels, to Opera House Arts in Stonington, Maine. The film screening will take place on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and free of charge. The… Read more »

Robin Alden to Lead Parade

STONINGTON — Robin Alden has been selected as the Grand Marshal for Tuesday’s Fourth of July Parade through Deer Isle Village. After spending over 40 years working and advocating for Maine’s fisheries and communities, Alden has earned a reputation as a fighter of authority, or a “Pirate of the High Seas” – the theme of… Read more »

Annual Lobster Buoy Auction Expands Its Nautical Theme

Monday, August 7, 2017, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Location: Opera House Arts, 1 Opera House Lane, Stonington, Maine For more information: (207) 367-2708; June 13, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Bobbi Billings, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (207) 367-2708, Annual lobster buoy auction expands its nautical theme STONINGTON, ME – (June 13,… Read more »

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Names New Executive Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dennis Damon, Board Chair, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (207) 367-2708, Following national search, fisheries resource organization will welcome Paul Anderson as Executive Director this fall. STONINGTON, ME (May 17, 2017) – The Board of Directors of Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) is pleased to announce that Paul Anderson… Read more »

Robin Alden receives “Hero of the Seas” – Peter Benchley Ocean Awards

Robin Alden, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries’ Executive Director is a “Hero of the Seas” award winner, one of the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. Robin is being recognized for her career working at the grassroots, engaging fishermen’s knowledge and participation to build sustainable, healthy coastal fisheries and fishing communities. The awards gala took place on… Read more »

One small step for fisherman

Blog by Patrick Shepard, MCCF Fisheries and Seafood Associate “We fish right up to this edge right here.” Ryan Larrabee was speaking for himself and about forty other lobstermen who work in the proposed Mount Desert Rock Coral Closure as he pointed at a map on a projector screen at the New England Fishery Management… Read more »

We Changed our Name! FAQs

As of March 1, 2017 Penobscot East Resource Center will be known as Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS Why change your name to “Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries”? We believe Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries better articulates what we d0 and where we focus our work. Each day, the Maine Center for… Read more »

2016-2017 Maine Scallop Season

The 2016-17 Maine Scallop Season was finalized by the DMR Advisory Council. We have printed charts, and online versions below, of the rotational areas near Penobscot Bay and Mount Desert Island available for fishermen to pick up at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries. Custom charts are also available through the DMR by contacting Trisha Cheney at 624-6554 or via email… Read more »