ELLSWORTH, Maine — A meeting planned for next week about the future of fisheries licensing in Maine has been rescheduled for the following day.
The meeting, hosted by Penobscot East Resource Center in Stonington, had been scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Ellsworth High School. Due to interest in a shrimp industry meeting in Portland on the same day, the licensing meeting instead will be held Dec. 4 at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension on Boggy Brook Road in Ellsworth.
PERC and Maine Sea Grant have been talking to fishermen, academics and policymakers to identify and evaluate ways to protect community values, prosperity and fishery resources in Maine’s commercial fisheries.
Organizers will present information gathered at several Maine fishermen’s meetings this past spring and highlights from a major American and Canadian workshop held in September.
The licensing meeting is an opportunity for fishermen to discuss options for a state fisheries licensing system that will protect Maine’s marine resources, coastal tradition and pride in the commercial fishing industry.
Another meeting on the same topic is scheduled for 6-8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, in Machias at the Kay Parker Building, 26 Hadley Lake Road. Anyone with questions can contact PERC at 367-2708, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit PERC online at www.penobscoteast.org.