Fisheries conference set

MACHIAS — A conference on ecosystem-based fisheries management is set for June 17-18 at the University of Maine at Machias.

The conference is being planned by the newly formed Eastern Maine Coastal Current Collaborative. The steering committee includes state and federal regulators and representatives from nonprofits, businesses, tribes and Acadia National Park.

“Discussions will bring together knowledge from scientists, municipal leaders, fishermen and industry experts,” organizers said. “The conference is the first step toward producing a comprehensive understanding of our current knowledge of Eastern Maine’s watersheds, intertidal, nearshore and offshore ecosystems, including knowledge of governance and socio-economics.”

Contact the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries at 367-2708.

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