Downeast Fisheries Trail Five-Year Report

Submitted by Catherine Schmitt on Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:52

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This report was compiled in honor of the Downeast Fisheries Trail five-year celebration at the Schoodic Institute in May 2017. The Downeast Fisheries Trail connects 45 historic and active fisheries sites from Penobscot Bay to Passamaquoddy Bay that illustrate the region’s maritime heritage. Sites include fish hatcheries, aquaculture facilities, fishing harbors, clam flats, processing plants, historical societies, community centers, and waterfront parks. Marine resources sustain the culture and economy of Downeast Maine. The Downeast Fisheries Trail builds on these local resources to strengthen community life and the experience of visitors. The report provides an overview of the trail, description of related activities and accomplishments, and possible future directions.