The Future of Maine’s Fisheries: Threats Posed by Federal Budget Cuts
How will Maine’s economy and communities be affected?
Thanks to all who joined us for a roundtable discussion about the future of Maine’s fisheries. This event was free and open to the public.
Thursday, June 29
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Light refreshments at 5:30 PM
Talbot Hall, Luther Bonney Building, USM
Bedford St, Portland, ME 04103
Guests learned 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 we can do to help protect these important marine resources. The roundtable featured 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
This event was co-sponsored by the Natural Resources Council of Maine and Maine Conservation Voters.