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Voices of the Maine Fishermen's Forum

Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum

Capturing and sharing the voices of Maine’s fishing industry helps us protect the heritage that so many coastal Maine residents value. Community memories help us face the future head on, despite its uncertainties.

In 2018, The First Coast partnered with the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Maine Sea Grant, College of the Atlantic and the Island Institute to collect stories from participants at this annual Maine event. The Fishermen’s Forum gathers thousands of people connected to Maine's fishing industry, from all walks of life and all sectors of the industry. The stories collected here represent a cross section of Maine’s coastal communities, including its diversity, its grit, and its saltiness.

Thanks especially to interviewees for their time and storytelling, and the Maine Fishermen’s Forum board for welcoming the Airstream mobile recording studio to the Forum.

All content produced collaboratively by The First Coast, Maine Sea Grant, and College of the Atlantic.

Funding provided by the Fund for Maine Islands (a partnership between College of the Atlantic and Island Institute), and Maine Sea Grant.

To explore Selections from the Voices of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum stories, click on pushpins in the map or on the photos below.