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Maine's Working Waterfront
Working waterfront has always been a limited resource on the coast of Maine. With intensified gentrification, shifting marine resources, climate change, and amplified pressure on the fishermen and fishing businesses, the future of seafood-based working waterfront is more in jeopardy than ever.
MCFA is working with fishermen, partners, and communities to build and deploy tools to better protect and invest in the crucial infrastructure Maine need for fishing communities to thrive.
is crucial for the blue economy.
We're focused on working waterfronts tied to seafood, fisheries, and community access.
Those most at risk of being lost in a place like Maine.
Support Working Waterfronts
proactive, positive, and solution-based suggestions for a more vibrant and inclusive working waterfront in Maine
Celebrate the Uniqueness of Coastal Communites
Create a Care & Maintenance Guide for waterfront Communities (Scuttlebutt: Harpswell Edition)
Highlight preserved working waterfront properties
Measure, evaluate, document, repeat
Keep up with changes on the waterfront with MCFA's Inventory Template
Document evidence of changing oceans
Protect Vulnerable Infrastructure
Explore funding opportunities to protect at-risk properties
Think beyond the pier
Refine the criteria, and prioritize intervention
Engage with the Community
Recognize community culture (Host a working waterfront panel discussion with MCFA!)
Work with neighbors for shared solutions
Pool resources for effective action
Respect everyone's access
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