Fishing matters in Eastern Maine.
But it’s a livelihood that has changed dramatically in recent decades.
Lobster fishing has prospered and sustains the coastal economy. But, fisheries for cod, haddock, flounder, Atlantic Salmon, and river herring have declined dramatically due to overharvesting and a long history of damming rivers and streams. Recent efforts to reverse these impacts are showing promise and have kindled an ambitious effort to restore the abundance and diversity of Eastern Maine’s fisheries.
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Building a future for fishing in Eastern Maine requires the coordinated effort of many groups.
Downeast Fisheries Partnership is open to any group or individual with an interest in restoring Eastern Maine’s fisheries.