January is meant for making resolutions for the new year. At MCCF we continue to modify our collaborative programming to help navigate the challenges Maine's coastal communities are facing. We have many new initiatives starting in 2022 that we're excited to share, including:
- Carla will help establish a coastal ocean observing system in eastern Maine
through a new project, which you can read more about below.
- The Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund is supporting Mike’s efforts, in
partnership with Manomet, to create a regional River Herring Network.
- Tom is working with support from Maine Sea Grant to explore how
to build on the success of the Eastern Maine Skippers Program to
offer new skill-building opportunities for younger fishermen.
- Pat will continue to work closely with The Nature Conservancy to
implement changes in the Sentinel Survey as we improve our understanding
of groundfish through collaborative research with local fishermen.
- Tate and Leroy will begin filming a new video series - "from hook to plate.”
- Bobbi, Chelsea, Pam, Catherine and I are refining our operations to support our programs and to engage our partners and the public so that we all learn how to contribute and participate in sustaining our coastal communities.
We expect to reopen the Discovery Wharf this spring and look forward to seeing you and hearing your concerns and ideas related to our fisheries.
- Paul Anderson, Executive Director