we persevere.
working together to create a sustainable and vibrant fishing future for Maine 

The Maine Coast Fishermen's Association works to enhance the sustainability of Maine’s fisheries through advocating for the needs of community-based fishermen

and the environmental restoration of the Gulf of Maine.

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Cod Dammit

The Conservation Law Foundation  has filed a petition demanding that the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Secretary of Commerce take immediate action to end overfishing of Atlantic cod. What does this mean? What are the impacts on Maine fishermen and what's actually happening with Cod?


What's the Catch?


March 11, 2020

6-8 p.m.

Luke's Lobster Portland Pier

Join us for seafood and fun at Lukes Lobster in Portland for our Third "What's the Catch" event featuring Flounders.


American Plaice & Grey Sole are two species of founder caught by Maine fishermen that are of huge significance to our inshore fleet.

Come learn about the fish and fishery, meet some of Maine's finest fishermen and give flounders a taste as Luke's chef cooks up a number of recipes! 

Regarding the Loss of Joe Nickerson

It is hard to state the depth of the profound sadness that we have all felt at the news that Joe Nickerson and his crew Chris Pinkham, who perished at sea while out fishing.

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The Fishermen's Association

Rebuilding Gulf of Maine fisheries, preserving access for Maine fishermen, and advancing innovative projects to support future generations


Projects & Programs

Building solutions to the problems of today and tomorrow through advocacy, education, research, and collaboration 

Maine Coast Community Sector

Leases, allocation, and member information

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Maine Coast Fishermen's Association

An industry-based nonprofit that identifies and fosters ways to restore the fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and sustain Maine's fishing communities for future generations. 

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Brunswick, ME 04011

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