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Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association awards Becky Rand its inaugural Community Leadership Award.
June 19, 2019
At MCFA’s annual meeting, Becky Rand of Becky’s Diner was awarded its inaugural Community Leadership Award. Elects new board of directors and officers. Celebrates Maine’s fishing industry and fishing communities.
Commercial Fishermen Register Concern Over House MSA Markup
December 17, 2017
As the House Natural Resources Committee prepares to markup Magnuson-Stevens Act (MSA) reauthorization legislation this Tuesday and Wednesday, the Fishing Communities Coalition (FCC) has sent a letter expressing concern over the Committee’s approach and urging them not to advance MSA legislation without sufficient bipartisan input and support.
Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association Receive Fisheries Innovation Fund Grant from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
December 01, 2017
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association as one of seven recipients to receive a grant through the Fisheries Innovation Fund. This funding, $99,882 in total, will continue to drive the organization’s mission of working to identify and foster ways to restore the fisheries of the Gulf of Maine and sustain Maine’s fishing communities for future generations.
Fishermen's Association stands with local community opposition of the Maine Aqua Ventus wind project
October 17, 2017
"Fishing has been the cornerstone of St. George for centuries,” said Gerry Cushman, Chairman of the Fishermen’s Association and fifth generation fisherman. “The Aqua Ventus project threatens lobstering and commercial fishing both now and for future generations of fishermen. Fishing is part of the fabric of Maine. We all need to do all we can to make certain that we preserve fishing as an opportunity for our children and our children's children."