Tag Archives: Eastern Maine Skippers Program

Eastern Maine Skippers dip toes in murky waters

What’s bugging people in the fishing industry in your town? How do you find out? What can you do about it? More than 100 students from the Downeast eight high schools that participate in the Eastern Maine Skippers program travelled to the Schoodic Institute last week to learn how to answer those questions. The students were gathered at the first of four “full cohort events” planned for the current school year — as much to give them the opportunity to meet one another as to get a start on acquiring the problem-solving skills that can help keep the fisheries, and fishing industry, in their communities sustainable. click here to read the story 18:11

High school students investigate viability of a flounder fishery in Maine

BDNCASTINE, Maine — Forty-five students from seven of Maine’s coastal high schools have been tasked with solving a unique challenge: What do fishermen need to do to make winter flounder a viable fishery in Maine? The students, some of whom are already fishermen and others who plan to be, [email protected]  18:57