Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries News

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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 »

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 »