“Tall Tales, Fish Tails & Damn Lies” Cancelled

[STONINGTON, ME, August 11, 2021] Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is sorry to inform the public that regretfully, due to the lingering concerns about COVID, we have decided to cancel our “Tall Tales, Fish Tails & Damn Lies” event that was scheduled for Tuesday, August 17 at the Reach Performing Arts Center in Deer Isle. This event would have been an important fundraiser, but the safety of our fishing community comes first.

Special thanks to the performers who were planning on providing entertainment, including: Frank Gotwals, Dennis Damon, Bob Quinn, Mike and Susie Fay, Leroy Weed Sr., Hank Whitsett and some members of the Church of the Morning After.

We also extend our sincere thanks to our event sponsors: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, Camden National Bank, First National Bank, Island Fishing Gear and NAPA Auto Parts, Island Fishermen’s Wives, and Machias Savings Bank and to John Lincoln at The Reach Performing Arts Center for being so helpful and accommodating.

We know community members have enjoyed this event in past years and hope to be able to bring this to you next year. If you have purchased a ticket, staff will be connecting with you in the next few days to discuss a refund. Please know that you and your support are important to us and we hope if you hadn’t yet purchased your tickets that you might consider making an unrestricted donation at this time, or participating in our online auction in early October.

About Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
 Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is working to secure a diversified fishing future by connecting fishermen, scientists, regulators, and others through collaborative research, education, and management. Our innovative and collaborative approach allows us to make sure that we can keep fishing alive for today and for tomorrow’s fishery stewards.


CONTACT: Chelsea Kondratowicz, Administrative and Communications Assistant
Email: ckondratowicz@coastalfisheries.org
Phone: 207.367.2708