Maine Fishermen’s Forum 2024

Island Institute is taking part in the Maine Fisherman’s Forum this year at the Samoset Resort. The Maine Fishermen’s Forum is a three-day annual event held over the first weekend in March at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, Maine. The Forum brings together fishermen, sea farmers, gear suppliers, state and federal scientists and regulators…

Talking Aquaculture in Maine: The Oyster Capital of Maine

This is event is co-sponsored by Lincoln Theater and Shuck Station. Since the glaciers receded from Maine, oysters have had a place in the Damariscotta River. Its famous shell mounds are a testament to this long history and the connection to the river held by the Nanrantsouak of the N’dakina and larger Wabanaki populations. Join Damariscotta… Read more »

Talking Aquaculture in Maine: Women on the Water

This is event is co-sponsored by Lincoln Theater. Dive into the experience of women in the aquaculture industry! While there have been more female farmers in the last five years than ever before, Maine’s aquaculture industry is still a male–dominated sector. We’ll learn about the various roles these impressive women have in the aquaculture industry as… Read more »

Talking Aquaculture in Maine: Super Powers of Seaweed

This is event is co-sponsored by Lincoln Theater. Learn from ocean scientists and Maine sea farmers about kelp’s amazing impacts in the economic and environmental health of our coastal communities. Maine is currently the largest producer of kelp in the United States, with farms located along our entire coastline. The growing season – late fall to… Read more »

A Short Conversation on The Long Coast

The Island Institute is teaming up with the Maine Island Trail Association (MITA) and the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association to bring you The Long Coast, a new documentary by Wicked Delicate Films about the people who make their living on the water in Maine and whose lives are inextricably connected to the ocean. The film shows… Read more »

Let’s Talk Maine Seafood

Take part in this fun, informative webinar and learn how to prepare an entire meal featuring the best of Maine seafood, using traceable, sustainable food sources from the coast of Maine! Join three industry leaders from their home kitchens to learn about the variety of sustainable Maine seafood available today, tips for preparing it, and… Read more »

Coastal Maine Voices: Let’s Talk Lobster

In this special online event we discussed the challenges and opportunities facing Maine’s lobster businesses in 2020, and the recent impacts felt by this core Maine industry. We talked about the shifts and challenges that are reverberating through the industry in a number of ways, from market depletion to workforce safety, as well as opportunities… Read more »