Skippers to meet for final assembly

ELLSWORTH — The Eastern Maine Skippers Program final assembly will be presented by the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries at The Grand on Thursday, May 24, at 6 p.m.

The project-based Skippers Program is designed to engage and inspire prospective commercial fishermen and others interested in marine careers. The focus is on the core knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the Gulf of Maine in the 21st century. A good high school education, critical thinking skills, business and fishing skills, a solid grounding in fishery science and stewardship all are essential to Maine’s fisheries and fishing communities in the future.

The schools participating include Vinalhaven, Deer Isle-Stonington High School, George Stevens Academy, Ellsworth High School, Mount Desert Island High School, Narraguagus High School and Jonesport-Beals High School.

Admission is free. The public is invited.

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