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DOWNEAST
FISHERIES PARTNERSHIP

Groundfish — cod, haddock and flounder — disappeared twenty years ago from eastern Maine’s marine waters, while Atlantic salmon and other freshwater species are in decline in the region’s rivers. Today the coastal economy relies almost entirely on lobster – gone is the diversity of the region’s recreational and commercial fisheries.

The Downeast Fisheries Partnership is an unprecedented effort to restore one of the world’s great ecosystems by reconnecting the rivers of eastern Maine to its coastal waters.

Building a future for fishing in eastern Maine will require the coordinated and concerted effort of many groups working together.

 

The following organizations have joined forces with us to create the Downeast Fisheries Partnership, a collaboration to marshal the resources, skills and momentum that are necessary to restore one of the world’s great ecosystems.

Downeast Salmon Federation

Downeast Salmon Federation’s mission is to conserve wild Atlantic salmon, other sea-run fish and their habitats, restore a viable recreational salmon fishery, and protect other important river, scenic, recreational, and ecological resources in eastern Maine.

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Maine Farmland Trust

Maine Farmland Trust is a member-powered non-profit that protects farmland, supports farmers, and advances the future of farming. MFT is certified by the Land Trust Accreditation Commission.

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Washington County Council of Governments

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Maine Coast Heritage Trust

Maine Coast Heritage Trust (MCHT) conserves and stewards Maine’s coastal lands and islands for their renowned scenic beauty, ecological value, outdoor recreational opportunities, and contribution to community well-being. MCHT provides statewide conservation leadership through its work with land trusts, coastal communities and other partners.

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Downeast Institute

DEI’s mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of downeast and coastal Maine through marine research, marine science education, and innovations in wild and cultured fisheries.

Manomet

Applying science and engaging people to sustain our world.

Maine Sea Grant

In partnership with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, members of our Marine Extension Team work on issues of concern to Maine’s coastal communities. 

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College of the Atlantic

College of the Atlantic enriches the liberal arts tradition through a distinctive educational philosophy—human ecology. A human ecological perspective integrates knowledge from all academic disciplines and from personal experience to investigate—and ultimately improve—the relationships between human beings and our social and natural communities.

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ADDRESS

Downeast Salmon Federation
187 Main Street
Columbia Falls, ME 04623
 

PHONE

EMAIL

207-483-4336

2020 Downeast Salmon Federation