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HCF Partners with Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association

HCF has provided the financial support for a needs assessment study of Harpswell’s commercial fishing community which is currently being conducted by MCFA. The first phase of the assessment, involving 21 interviews and 9 community meetings, focused on shellfish harvesters, ground fishermen, and town support personnel. A second phase will involve aquaculture, bait dealers, and lobstermen. A final report, involving public discussion, will be presented in December. MCFA Executive Director Ben Martens notes, “This project, which would not be possible without the support of HCF, aims to create a better understanding of the Harpswell community from the perspective of those who make a living on the water.” We anticipate that this study will facilitate HCF’s future efforts to develop and support programs which will benefit commercial fishing in Harpswell.

Tasty Food at Holbrook’s Wharf

We are excited to announce that Peg Robinson, who has been the greeting “face” at the Snack Bar for the last six seasons, will be taking over management of the Snack Bar and Store. She will be serving traditional and delicious Maine fresh seafood dishes, salads, and desserts. See the Snack Bar and Store pages for latest hours and service information.

2017 Summer Events

We look forward to seeing you this summer. Come join us on:

August 4 – 6 Cundy’s Harbor Days: click here to see full schedule of events
September 4 HCF Labor Day Breakfast on the Wharf, 7:30 am – 10:00 am

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In the News

Needs assessment identifies key ways to support fishing community in Harpswell
The Coastal Journal
April 21, 2017

Harvesters engage, but marine resource panels in Brunswick, Harpswell remain hard to fill
The Forecaster
April 19, 2017

Voices of Conservation
The Coastal Journal
April 4, 2017

HCA Students Document Voices of Conservation
Harpswell Anchor
March, 2017

Fishermen’s association to work with Harpswell’s fishing community
The Times Record
December 12, 2016

Students learn geology at Giant’s Stairs
The Times Record
November 11, 2016

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