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, attended the Downeast Fisheries Partnership Alewife Restoration Workshop that was held on January 21, 2015. On the basis of what Bowden learned there – and the connections he made with other “alewife activists” – he was inspired to push for Penobscot to regain the right to manage its alewife runs. Through the work of Bowden and others, alewives have a chance to make a comeback; and not just for today, but for generations into the future.
To read the full article about the Penobscot Alewife Committee in the Castine Patriot, please visit their website.