The MCCF staff consists of a small, diverse and exceptional group of individuals.

We believe:

  • That the success of fishing communities depends on healthy interconnected marine and river ecosystems, access to a diversity of opportunities and markets, and stewardship by the resource users.
  • That small-scale fishing, aquaculture and seafood business can provide more opportunity for coastal communities in eastern Maine and will help maintain the culture and maritime heritage.
  • That engagement, listening, and discussion are essential to the formulation of collaborative solutions that build on previous experience while being open to innovation.
  • That education at all ages leads to an informed public and fishing community better prepared to take responsibility for the stewardship of their resources.
  • In sharing with, and learning from, organizations and individuals from other parts of Maine, the U.S. and the world.