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.

Community Honors Alden’s Retirement

Community Honors Alden’s Retirement  More than 170 guests gathered at the Samoset Resort in Rockland December 18, 2017, STONINGTON, ME – Friends and colleagues from all aspects of Robin Alden’s 45-year career filled the ballroom at the Samoset Resort in Rockland on Friday, December 8. The night celebrated Alden’s retirement from the role of Executive… Read more »

MCCF teams up with the Island Pantry

Three-week drive kicks off as part of global #GivingTuesday movement November 27, 2017, STONINGTON, ME – Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries (MCCF) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. This year’s #GivingTuesday took place on Tuesday,… Read more »

OnDeck: Fall Newsletter 2017

From the Wheelhouse: Welcome Paul Anderson Two of us are speaking from the wheelhouse this fall, as Incoming Executive Director, Paul Anderson has joined us. Our careers have intertwined for over 20 years, and now we are working together for four months as Paul picks up the leadership role, an opportunity I can only describe as… Read more »

Demand for groundfish data continues to increase

Demand for groundfish data continues to increase STONINGTON, MAINE, August 30, 2017 – The Sentinel Survey, now in its eighth year of research, collects data on the status of groundfish populations in Eastern Maine. The survey is conducted by Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, in collaboration with the University of Maine. Fishermen visit a total… Read more »

Maine Seacoast Mission Honors Robin Alden

      Maine Seacoast Mission Honors Robin Alden STONINGTON, MAINE (August 21, 2017) – The Maine Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam Award Gala was held Friday, August 18 at the Bar Harbor Club. In its fourteenth year, the gala honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to positive change in Maine’s communities. This year, Executive Director and… Read more »

Sacred Cod Tours Across Maine

  SACRED COD TOURS ACROSS MAINE August 23, 2017, Stonington, Maine – Camden International Film Festival, Down to Earth Storytelling Project, The Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Working Films, and several local organizations have launched a statewide screening tour of the new documentary Sacred Cod. The film focuses on the collapse of the historic cod population… Read more »

Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries to host annual Nautical Auction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries to host annual Nautical Auction STONINGTON, ME – (July 19, 2017) Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, a non-profit working to secure a sustainable future for fisheries in Eastern Maine, will host their eighth annual auction fundraiser on Monday, August 7. This year’s Nautical Auction will take… Read more »

OnDeck: Summer Newsletter 2017

From the Wheelhouse: What a difference one person can make We work with exceptional people. Anthropologist, Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” This quote is displayed throughout our office. Our staff make a difference each and every day and… Read more »

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 »