40 Years in the Making
Thanks to the ongoing support from our members, we’re having a lasting impact and providing new opportunities for people of all ages to work and thrive in Maine's extraordinarily special island and coastal communities.
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.
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.