The following organizations have joined forces to create the Downeast Fisheries Partnership, a collaboration to marshal the resources, skills, and momentum that are necessary to restore one of the world’s great ecosystems.

Downeast Salmon Federation

Downeast Salmon Federation

Our mission is to conserve wild Atlantic salmon and its habitat, restore a viable sports fishery and protect other important river, scenic, recreational and ecological resources in eastern Maine.


Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Since 2003, Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, formerly Penobscot East Resource Center, has worked to secure a future for the fishing communities of eastern Maine. We create programs that tap the deep knowledge of fishermen, provide innovative leadership on fisheries management, and advocate for community scale fisheries.



For over forty years, Manomet has worked to use science as a common currency to combine the interests of diverse stakeholders for creating a more sustainable world.

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College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic enriches the liberal arts tradition through a distinctive educational philosophy, human ecology, which integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and from personal experiences to investigate—and ultimately improve—the relationships between human beings and our social and natural communities.

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Maine Farmland Trust

Maine Farmland Trust protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances the future of farming.


Sunrise County Economic Council

The Sunrise County Economic Council initiates and facilitates the creation of jobs and prosperity in Washington County, Maine, by working with a consortium of community-minded businesses, not-for-profit organizations, municipalities and citizens.

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Maine Coast Heritage Trust conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological value, outdoor recreational opportunities, and contribution to community well-being. MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities and other partners.


Washington County Council of Governments

A municipal membership organization that delivers a wide range of customized planning, advisory and resources development services to help communities build the future of Washington County, Maine


Downeast Institute

DEI works to improve the quality of life for the people of downeast and coastal Maine through applied marine research, technology transfer, and public marine resource education.