Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries Blog


Blog | What’s in the Tank?

  Visit Discovery Wharf to Find Out What’s in the Tank?  Since Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries’ Discovery Wharf has opened for the summer, more than 1,000 guests have walked through the doors to visit our touch tank and explore the many creatures living in the Gulf of Maine waters. According to the Maine Department… Read more »


What’s in a Name?

  How can a name – a singular item – encapsulate the complexity of an organization? For months our staff pondered the words that would best capture our work. On March 1, 2017, we said goodbye to our name of 14 years, Penobscot East Resource Center (PERC). Though our name has changed, our vision has… Read more »


Alewife Monitoring on the Bagaduce

Spring in Maine means alewives, a species of river herring, are swimming from the ocean to freshwater ponds and lakes to spawn. These little fish and their yearly migration are at the center of connecting onshore communities and the marine ecosystems on which coastal Maine relies. In the Bagaduce Watershed, fishermen and community members like Bailey… Read more »


Skipper Goes to Italy

  On May 17, a young Maine fisherman, eighteen-year-old Betsey Brown, of Narraguagus High School, landed at the bi-annual Slow Fish conference in Genoa, Italy. Accompanied by staff from the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) Betsey was chosen to represent more than sixty students from the eight coastal high schools that participate in the… Read more »