Schedule

Current schedule is subject to change.
Stay tuned for updated information as times, locations, and speakers are confirmed. 

Early Arrival – Sunday, June 16

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1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Torrey Hall

Registration

Arriving on Sunday? There will be a check-in table where participants can collect conference materials and dorm room keys.
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6:00 pm

Blue Bird Ranch

Welcome Dinner 

For those arriving early, conference hosts and participants will be gathering at the Blue Bird Ranch Family Restaurant for a welcome dinner.

78 Main Street, Machias

Day 1 – Monday, June 17

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8:00 am

Performing Arts Center - Lobby

Registration

Please check in upon arrival to obtain conference materials.
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9:00 am

Performing Arts Center

Welcome Address

Paul Anderson, Director at Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Pat Keliher, Commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources

More information coming soon.
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9:15 am

Performing Arts Center

Keynote Speaker

Heather Leslie, Ph.D., Director of the Darling Marine Center

Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management: From Mexico to Maine
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10:30 am

Performing Arts Center

Session 1: Watersheds

Tora Johnson, University of Maine at Machias
John Kocik, Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Bob Lent, United States Geological Service

As all rivers flow to the sea, upland watersheds provide a direct link to the productivity of marine species. Examples are anadromous species such as salmon and alewife.
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11:40 am

Breakout Rooms

Small Group Discussion

See your group assignment and location for where to go.
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12:45 pm

Dining Commons

Lunch

Lunch is included.
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1:45 pm

Performing Arts Center

Session 2: Intertidal

Damian Brady, University of Maine at Orono
Judy East, Washington County Council of Governments
Heidi Leighton, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Charles Rudelitch, Sunrise County Economic Council
Phil Yund, Downeast Institute

Between the reach of high tide and the retreat of low tide, the intertidal zone is home to a number of species that are adapted to varying conditions, including shellfish, rockweed, and marine worms.
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3:00 pm

Breakout rooms

Small Group Discussion

See your group assignment and location for where to go.
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4:00 pm

Performing Arts Center

Reporting Back

More information coming soon.
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5:30 pm

Athletic Center

Cocktail Hour

Will include a poster session. Cash bar.
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7:00 pm

Dining Commons

Dinner

Dinner is included.

Day 2 – Tuesday, June 18

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8:30 am

Performing Arts Center

Session 3: Nearshore

Damian Brady, University of Maine at Orono
Curtis Haycock, Fisherman – Milbridge
Carl Wilson, Maine Department of Marine Resources
Phil Yund, Downeast Institute

We’re defining nearshore out to 20 nautical miles. It includes the most accessible fishing grounds for coastal communities, including lobster, urchin, herring, scallops, and more.
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9:45 am

Breakout Rooms

Small Group Discussion

See your group assignment and location for where to go.
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11:15 am

Performing Arts Center

Keynote Speaker

Josh Stoll, Ph.D., Cooperative Research Scientist with Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries and the University of Maine

Governance Across the Ecosystem
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11:45 am

On the mall

Lunch

More information coming soon.
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12:45 pm

Performing Arts Center

Session 4: Offshore

Mike Sargent, Fisherman – Steuben
Bob Steneck, University of Maine at Orono
David Townsend, University of Maine at Orono

We’re defining offshore as 20–40 nautical miles. Its fisheries include groundfish, lobster, scallops, and more. The overlap with the nearshore creates unique opportunities for collaboration.
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2:00 pm

Breakout ROoms

Group Discussion

See your group assignment and location for where to go.
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3:15 pm

Performing Arts Center

Reporting Back

More information coming soon.
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4:00 pm

Performing Arts Center

Keynote Speaker

John Hare, Ph.D., Science and Research Director, Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Summary of the Conference: A Path Forward
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6:00 pm

Helen's Restaurant

Dinner

For those sticking around, a farewell dinner will be held at Helen's Restaurant.

111 Main St, Machias

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