Camden Conference and Penobscot East Resource Center Event in Stonington

Community Happenings
Penobscot East Resource Center
13 Atlantic Ave, Stonington, ME
Camden Conference
Oct 05, 2013
11:00 AM

Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 am; Penobscot East Resource Center, Stonington, Maine

The marine ecosystem and fisheries are increasingly affected by climate change and depletion of fish stocks. To meet these challenges will require better management of marine resources with greater local stewardship with participation of fishermen in decision-making and knowledge of the ecosystems in which fish they live.

This seminar will begin with a morning boat tour of fishing grounds in East Penobscot Bay aboard the Sunbeam V beginning at 11:00 am.

At 2:00 pm Robin Alden and Bob Pomerory will address these challenges in Maine and in communities worldwide.

Robin Alden, Director of the Penobscot East Resource Center, is committed to building marine stewardship at a local, community level. The Center serves 50 fishing communities from the islands of Penobscot Bay to the Canadian border, the most fishery-dependent counties on the U.S. East Coast. Its mission is to secure a viable future for the fishing communities of eastern Maine. Robin was Maine Commissioner of Marine Resources from 1995 to 1997.

Bob Pomeroy is a Fisheries Extension Specialist at the University of Connecticut Sea Grant Program in Groton. He is also Principal Scientist at the World Fish Center in Penang, Malaysia where his work has included the economics of adaptation to Climate Change in Vietnam’s Fisheries and ecosystem-based fisheries management in small-scale tropical marine fisheries throughout South East Asia.

Sunbeam V, The Maine Seacoast Mission in Bar Harbor has kindly made its boat available for the tour. It is 75 feet long and cruises under a 250 horsepower diesel engine, It often serves as the ice breaker and provides health services and to Penobscot Bay islands and remote doctor’s visits through closed circuit television.

This Community Events Series on Managing Sustainable Farming and Fishing was made possible through a grant from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation in anticipation of the 27th Annual Camden Conference, The Global Politics of Food and Water, to be held February 21 through 23, 2014.

Advanced registration required – Attendance limited to 35 persons on first come basis

To register, please contact Camden Conference: or 207 236 1034.