Downeast Fisheries Trail

Published by Emma Fox on

The Downeast Fisheries Trail, a project coordinated through Maine Sea Grant, connects current and historic fisheries, weaving together pieces of Maine’s maritime heritage for visitors and locals alike.

Recently, there was a Downeast Fisheries Trail Celebration at the municipal building in Columbia Falls, ME on April 26th, 2013 to recognize each of the sites on the Trail, after which participants were invited to a Downeast Smelt Fry hosted by the Downeast Wild Salmon Federation. There were 40 attendees at the Celebration, representing two thirds of the sites on the Fisheries Trail. The Celebration was a great opportunity for site representatives to tell stories about each of their sites, and to hear about each of the other sites on the Downeast Fisheries Trail.

The Downeast Fisheries Trail Celebration will be featured in the May 2013 publication of the Frenchman Bay Partners E-Newsletter. For more information on the Downeast Fisheries Trail, please visit their website and like them on Facebook!

More information for sites on the Downeast Fisheries Trail is available here.


Emma Fox

I am an Ecology and Environmental Science Master’s student with the University of Maine School of Economics, formerly an AmeriCorps Environmental Educator with the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory. I help the Frenchman Bay Partners document and facilitate stakeholder outreach and think about Ecosystem Service Valuation. My Master’s thesis work will provide support for the Partners as we continue to explore market-based solutions to conservation.