About Us

The Alliance for Maine’s Marine Economy is a network of companies, organizations and individuals dedicated to the growth of a vibrant marine economy for Maine. Our mission is to ensure that Maine seafood, fishing and aquaculture industries and the natural and innovation ecosystems on which they depend are healthy and benefit Maine people and communities.

By leveraging existing capacity, working together to pursue resources, and sharing our knowledge and experiences, the Alliance works to sustain and grow Maine’s seafood economy. The Alliance’s investments in public and private infrastructure, capital equipment, new technologies and workforce development are transforming Maine’s marine economy by:

  • Catalyzing business development
  • Accelerating product innovation
  • Assessing and preventing risks to resource health
  • Expanding revenues
  • Sustaining and growing quality jobs
  • Creating new collaborations and projects
  • Facilitating learning and adoption across the sector

With its diverse portfolio of investments, activities, and members, the Alliance provides a breadth of knowledge and a deep perspective on the needs and priorities of Maine’s seafood economy.

Members include the University of Maine System and a diverse set of public and private partners from southern to Downeast Maine, including Bluehill Bay Mussels LLC, Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Coastal Enterprises, Inc., Community Shellfish LLC, Cooke Aquaculture USA, Downeast Institute, Georgetown Aquaculture, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Luke’s Lobster/Cape Seafood LLC,  Maine Aquaculture Cooperative, Maine Aquaculture Innovation Center, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Mook Sea Farm,  Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, Maine Lobster Dealers’ Association, Maine Technology Institute, Ready Seafood, Shuck’s Maine Lobster, Inc, and the University of New England.

The Alliance will always be a work in progress, as new members join and new needs and prospects arise. It will be flexible enough to work with emerging opportunities and challenges, while constantly assessing the best avenues for a productive and profitable marine economy.

If you are interested in joining the Alliance, please contact Keri Kaczor, Alliance Coordinator, or Paul Anderson, Alliance Chair, Director at Maine’s Center for Coastal Fisheries. Kaczor can be reached at keri.kaczor@maine.edu or 207.832.0343; and Anderson can be reached at panderson@coastalfisheries.org or 207.367.2708.

If you would like to be added to the Alliance mailing list or have specific questions about our developing programs, please use the form below. Thank you.

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