The Future of Maine’s Fisheries: Threats Posed by Federal Budget Cuts
How will Maine’s economy and communities be affected?
Join us for a roundtable discussion about the future of Maine’s fisheries. This event is free and open to the public, but for planning purposes we ask that you RSVP here.
Thursday, June 29
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Light refreshments at 5:30 PM
Talbot Hall, Luther Bonney Building, USM
(Building #15 on this campus map)
Bedford St, Portland, ME 04103
Learn how the Trump Administration’s proposed cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would hurt Maine’s marine environment, economy, and research—and what you can do to help protect these important marine resources. The roundtable will feature leaders from Maine’s marine and fisheries communities, including:
- Paul Anderson, Director, Maine Sea Grant and the Aquaculture Research Institute
- Curtis Bohlen, Director, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership
- Chad Coffin, President, Maine Clammers Association
- Dave Cousens, President, Maine Lobstermen’s Association
- Heather Deese, Executive Vice President, Island Institute
- Paul Dest, Director, Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve
- Ivy Frignoca, Casco Baykeeper, Friends of Casco Bay
- Richard Nelson, lobsterman and member of the Maine Ocean Acidification Commission
- Emily Tucker, Fisheries Policy Analyst, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association
Light refreshments will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by the Natural Resources Council of Maine and Maine Conservation Voters.