Penobscot East Resource Center
What would it take to develop Maine’s prime location on the Gulf of Maine into a thriving sustainable seafood system? Penobscot East Resource Center’s Executive Director Robin Alden provides a smart commentary on the topic in a recent issue of Maine Policy Review.
Based in picturesque Stonington, ME, Penobscot East, a Foundation grant partner since 2003, continues its work to promote a community-based approach to resource management that involves and supports local fishermen.
Ground has finally been broken on the Cobscook Marketplace, a mixed-use facility on the waterfront in Eastport, ME which will house a licensed commercial kitchen and a marketing co-operative for local fishermen and farmers. There, they will be able to add value to their products, meet with and sell direct to the consumer, and receive entrepreneurial training and business assistance.
Like the Penobscot East Resource Center, Cobscook Bay encourages community-based approaches to the management of the region’s precious natural resources.
Posted on August 11, 2011