Generations ago, Maine’s free-flowing rivers surged through vast forests and out into the Gulf of Maine, transporting fresh water, nutrients, and billions of fish… Over time things began to change. Roads and dams blocked passage, and overfishing and pollution degraded once-powerful rivers, causing dramatic declines in populations of sea-run fish and, as a result, declines […]
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A workshop on restoration efforts in eastern Maine
Downeast Fisheries: Progress and Potential Sea run fish are on the rebound, scallops are providing a productive winter fishery, and momentum for fisheries restoration is growing. Join us for an update – and to help chart a sustainable future for eastern Maine’s fishing communities.
Downeast Salmon Federation (DSF) has a brand new, state of the art, mobile fish smokehouse. Brett Ciccotelli, DSF’s “Alewife Ambassador”, is taking the smoker on the road, demonstrating production of smoked alewives, a Downeast delicacy, and talking about the role of alewives in river and coastal ecosystems. This work is part of a broader campaign […]
Taking Fisheries to School: A Fisheries Education Workshop The Downeast Fisheries Partnership (DFP) hosted a workshop in October to facilitate efforts to expand fisheries education in eastern Maine. The workshop brought together 30 people representing 18 different organizations and provided a platform for participants to brainstorm how to build fisheries-related topics into existing educational programs in […]
The Downeast Fisheries Partnership (DFP) invites you to a workshop designed to strengthen the role of fisheries in educational programming in eastern Maine.
On Saturday, April 18th, from 9:00am to 4:00pm, Wabanaki REACH Ally Training will be taking place at the Cobscook Community Learning Center in Trescott Township, Maine. This training is designed for non-Native people and it will provide an opportunity to reflect on the shared history and future with Native people. Space is limited for this […]
Since October 2014, students in the Cobscook Community High School (CCHS) program have been engaged in an experimental clam project that tests the clam’s ability to thrive in a variety of substrates. CCHS partnered with the Downeast Institute for Applied Marine Research and Education (DEI) to learn about clam life history, algae propagation, and hatchery […]
The town of Penobscot has recently formed its own Alewife Committee to work towards re-establishing its commercial alewife fishery. They recently met with Claire Enterline from Maine Department of Marine Resources to discuss how to make re-opening of the alewife runs a reality. Bailey Bowden, who led in the formation of the Penobscot Alewife Committee, […]
The Maine Sea Grant is offering scholarships to college undergraduate students studying Marine Science at any of the five participating institutions. Those participating are: College of the Atlantic, Maine Maritime Academy, , University of Maine, University of Maine at Machias, and University of New England. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, please […]