MCCF Monthly
February 2020
Although we're still experiencing winter in this corner of the country,
the MCCF team is hard at work preparing for the Maine Fishermen's Forum, which for many of us along the coast is a sure sign that spring is almost
here. We hope you'll join us at the Samoset Resort in Rockport for this
exciting event, scheduled for the first weekend in March. You can read
more about what MCCF will be up to at the Forum below.
MCCF at the Maine Fishermen's Forum
The first day of the Forum will kick-off on Thursday, March 5 with Shellfish Focus Day, co-sponsored by the Maine Department of Marine Resources and the Shellfish Advisory Council. Shellfish harvesters and industry members will gather for a day of seminars focusing on science and management of different species, community and outreach efforts to support the industry, and end with a poster session and networking hour. MCCF staff will be in attendance talking with harvesters and participating in the various seminars being offered. The full agenda can be viewed here.

The Eastern Maine Skippers Program will participate in a poster session on Friday, March 6, where they will present about opportunities and issues that may affect the status of commercial fisheries in their communities. Fishermen and industry members are invited to talk with the students and share their expertise on the topics presented. This session will kickoff at 1:00 in the Rockport Room.

Join the MCCF team directly after in the Golf Club Clubhouse at 2:45 for " Maine Fishermen: Collecting Fisheries Data Since 1607." In this seminar, we will hear from three fishermen involved in collaborative research projects across a variety of fisheries. This session is moderated by MCCF's Patrick Shepard with an impressive panel, including Matt Trundy, Bailey Bowden, Curt Brown, and Anna Mercer.

Don't forget to visit the MCCF booth where our team will be on-hand to talk all things fisheries and we'll have our 2019 Annual Report available!

The three-day event brings together fishermen, industry stakeholders, and community members from the New England region and beyond, and offers a wide-variety of educational seminars, networking opportunities, and more.
Be inspired. Fish forever .
Every day, Maine fishermen are working in unpredictable elements to bring fresh seafood to the tables of many. Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries continues efforts to secure a sustainable future for fisheries and fishing communities in Eastern Maine and beyond. We are taking collective actions that include the knowledge of fishermen, the findings of scientists and partnerships with regulatory authorities, at all levels, to make sure we can keep fishing alive for today and for tomorrow’s fishery stewards. Make a difference by giving a tax-deductible donation. Together we can fish forever .