Downeast Fisheries Partnership

Fishing Forever

On a mission to strengthen Downeast Maine communities by restoring a strong and resilient ecosystem and our regional fisheries economy. 


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About Our Partnership

The Downeast Fisheries Partnership came together in 2014 to improve the health of our communities by rejuvenating the region’s once-thriving fisheries economy. Our unique composition is our strength.  We are nonprofit partners with strong expertise and extensive experience working with, and to support and restore fish, fishermen, fisheries, food systems, and community economics.

The Power of Collective Action

Founded in 2014, our collective action partnership is working with supportive funders, like-minded nonprofits, fishermen, local municipalities, and state and national fisheries managers to restore a resilient foundation for a thriving fisheries economy across Maine’s Washington and Hancock counties.

Our Tools

Restoring sea-run, intertidal, and coastal ocean fisheries

Supporting adaptive ecosystem based fisheries co-management

Preparing the next generation’s fisheries stewards

Capturing increased community benefits from fisheries and aquaculture

Our Partners

Contact DFP

Brittany Foster
DFP Coordinator

Larry Clifford
DFP Project Development Specialist