The 2023 Island Journal is here! Featuring stories of Maine's coasts and islands, this issue covers: a celebration of Island Institute's anniversary, a look back at 50 years of Maine fisheries, vignettes of life on Vinalhaven, and more!
of Lobster: Part 2
In part two of our three-part video series, Island Institute's Director of the Center for the Marine Economy, Sam Belknap, explains what the lobster fishery means to Maine and how we can support the communities most reliant on lobster.
When Philip Conkling and Peter Ralston founded Island Institute in 1983, they recognized our island and coastal communities' legacy of innovation and resiliency. Explore our history to find out all that we've accomplished together.
The coast of Maine is changing in unprecedented ways. When you become a member or renew today, you'll help provide a lifeline for the people at the center of our island and coastal communities: lobster fishing families.
New Law Expands Opportunities to Protect Maine’s Working Waterfront
A bill sponsored by Representative Morgan Rielly of Westbrook has been signed into law. This new law greatly expands opportunities for protecting Maine’s remaining working waterfronts.