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Gulf of Maine Council seeks nominations for 2021 Awards

Mar 18, 2021

The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment is issuing a call for nominations the 2021 awards. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 30. Awards will be given in the following categories

Visionary Awards

Up to two individuals, businesses, or organizations from each province and state bordering the Gulf of Maine will be selected to receive Visionary Awards to recognize innovation, creativity and commitment to protecting the marine environment. Paid professionals or volunteers are eligible.

Longard Volunteer Award

The Council presents this annual award to one outstanding volunteer who has made significant contributions to conserving or managing resources within the Gulf of Maine. Past recipients have been involved in stewardship projects, educational programs, volunteer monitoring, and habitat restoration. Susan Snow-Cotter Leadership Award

Susan Snow-Cotter Leadership Award

This award is bestowed in memory of Susan Snow-Cotter, former director of the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management and long-time friend of the Council. One individual will be selected to receive this special award for a coastal management professional who exhibits outstanding leadership or exceptional mentoring in the Gulf of Maine watershed.

Industry Award

This award recognizes an individual, company, or organization for innovation and leadership in efforts to improve the well-being of the Gulf of Maine ecosystem and the communities that call it home. Nominations are sought from sectors such as tourism, commercial and recreational fisheries, aquaculture, renewable energy generation, and water transportation.

Sustainable Communities Award

The Council recognizes a community or group for exemplary work in achieving sustainability outcomes related to the environment and economy.

All Nomination Forms can be found at

For more information on the Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment, visit



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