Links to Related Organizations

We are proud of our relationships with many organizations and businesses who are part of our community.

Blue Hill Co-Op Community Market and Cafe

The Blue Hill Co-op is a natural food grocery store and café. Through a thriving cooperative enterprise, they encourage a vibrant, healthy community and a sustainable local economy.

Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance

Their goal is to ensure that regulations protect small fishing communities while restoring depleted fish populations for a sustainable fishery. They do this through advising fisheries policy, searching for community-based solutions, pursuing economic development initiatives, and by funding innovative fishing projects.

College of the Atlantic (COA)

The College of the Atlantic, located in Bar Harbor, is a small liberal arts school that focuses on human ecology. We have an established internship program with COA.

Cobscook Bay Resource Center

They encourage and strengthen community-based approaches to resource management and sustainable economic development in the Cobscook Bay region, the Bay of Fundy, and the Gulf of Maine.

Department of Marine Resources (DMR)

The Maine Department of Marine Resources  is the state agency responsible for conserving marine and estuarine resources through research, regulation of Maine’s coastal fishing industries, and enforcement.

Eat Local Foods Coalition

This coalition is a mix of organizations, agencies, businesses and individuals who work to promote local and sustainable agriculture for economic benefits, food security, and better health and nutrition for Mainers.

Fish Locally Collaborative

The Fish Locally Collaborative works to promote a healthier ocean through community based fisheries. The FLC unites fishermen, fishing families, scientists, community organizers, policy reformers, youth activists, new economy leaders, food system advocates, and many more through a dynamic and flexible collaborative that achieves both policy that works and socio-economic-political power that lasts.

Fisherman’s Friend Restaurant

Each year we host our lobster buoy auction upstairs at this fine Stonington restaurant that specializes in Maine seafood.

Havana Restaurant

Havana, located in Bar Harbor, is American fine dining with a Latin flair, great atmosphere, extensive wine list, knowledgeable staff, and sophisticated menu.

Healthy Island Project (HIP)

Healthy Island Project works independently or in partnership with local organizations and individuals to develop and launch community projects to improve the broad health of the community.

Island Fishermen’s Wives (IFW)

This Stonington-based group works to preserve the fishing heritage of the area and educate the public about the fishing industry. They sponsor Coast Guard Safety training classes, school programs, and scholarships. They also provide emergency financial assistance to fishermen and their families.

Island Institute

The Island Institute, based in Rockland, works to sustain Maine’s island and remote coastal communities through economic development, education, community energy, marine resource, and media initiatives.

Legal and Law Information

A complete database of listings for all emergency, legal and law enforcement, government offices and more in the country.

Maine Farmland Trust

Structured as a land trust, MFT is the state’s leading force in protecting farmland, often working in partnership with local and regional land trusts. But MFT is equally engaged in keeping farming vital.

Maine Lobstermen’s Association

For nearly half a century, the MLA has been fighting for common sense solutions such as the maximum gauge and v-notching, ensuring that resource conservation is balanced with economic survival. The MLA has tirelessly represented the lobster industry on important issues ranging from management to right whales, research to promotion, and education to environment. They have been leaders in pioneering new ideas such as co-management, conservation and collaborative research.

Maine Sea Grant

We work with the Maine Sea Grant, along with the University of Maine, to conduct research, plan and host events, co-advise graduate students, support interns, and joint fundraise.


Manomet conserves natural resources for the benefit of wildlife and human populations using cooperative and science-based solutions reached through research and collaboration.

Midcoast Fishermen’s Association

The Midcoast Fishermen’s Association identifies and fosters ways to restore our groundfish fishery and sustain fishing communities along Maine’s coast for future generations.

Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA)

The purpose of the Association is to help farmers and gardeners: grow organic food, fiber and other crops; protect the environment; recycle natural resources; increase local food production; support rural communities; and illuminate for consumers the connection between healthful food and environmentally sound farming practices. We are tied to them through sharing the common goal of increased local fisheries production and sustainability efforts.

Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance

Their mission is to restore and enhance an enduring marine system supporting a healthy diversity, and an abundance of marine life and human uses through a self-organizing and self-governing organization. For the past decade, they have set the standard for effective collaboration in the pursuit of one question: if we truly care about the health of our oceans does it matter how, where and when we fish; and, who catches the fish that end up on our dinner plates?

The Nature Conservancy (Maine)

The Nature Conservancy works to conserve the lands and waters for people and nature throughout Maine and beyond. They are a permit bank partner of ours and work closely with the Portland Fish Exchange.


From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.

Northeast Consortium

The Northeast Consortium, a partnership between the University of New Hampshire, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Maine, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has been funding collaborative research projects within the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank ecosystems since 2000. As of 2010, 190 projects had been funded involving 515 commercial fishermen, 45 industry organizations/businesses, and 235 research scientists and 140 students from 70 research institutions/agencies.

National Marine Fisheries Service

NMFS (NOAA Fisheries Service) is dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management, and the promotion of healthy ecosystems. As a steward, NOAA Fisheries Service conserves, protects and manages living marine resources in a way that ensures their continuation as functioning components of marine ecosystems, affords economic opportunities, and enhances the quality of life for the American public.

Penobscot Bay Press

Local news and information covering Blue Hill, Brooksville, Brooklin, Castine, Deer Isle, Isle au Haut,Penobscot, Sedgwick, Stonington and Surry, Maine.

Port Clyde Fresh Catch

Determined to preserve their heritage, their community, and the resources they depend on, the fishermen of Port Clyde have developed the Port Clyde Fresh Catch™ brand to bring fish harvested from the Gulf of Maine using environmentally sustainable fishing methods.

Stonington Lobster Working Group

The Stonington Lobster Working Group (SLWG) was formed in the fall of 2008 as a sub-committee of the Stonington Economic Development Committee and through efforts of Penobscot East Resource Center. The purpose of the SLWG is to provide support to the lobster industry in Stonington and Deer Isle. Through local efforts, the SLWG focuses on strategies which will increase boat prices for local lobstermen.

Stonington Lobster Co-op

The Stonington Lobster Co-op is a wholesale & retail live lobster cooperative that was founded in 1948.

Stonington Opera House

The Stonington Opera house is a local venue for concerts, movies, plays, and art. They also provide educational and professional development programs to encourage participation in the arts.

Stonington Public Library

The Stonington Public Library is located right on Main Street and strives to inspire, enlighten, and enrich all members of the community by providing excellent services and facilities that connect them to books, information, and ideas needed for work, recreation, and education.

WERU Radio 89.9

WERU helps us to communicate our mission via community outreach at a local level. WERU’s Mission is to provide a community-based, noncommercial radio service for the people living in the areas covered by the station’s signal; to broadcast programs designed to serve the needs of those not currently served by other broadcast media; to be a voice of many voices offering a wide variety of people an opportunity to share their experiences, concerns, and perspectives with their neighbors over the WERU airwaves.