Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries

Address
13 Atlantic Avenue
Stonington, ME 046810027
Contact
Website: http://www.coastalfisheries.org
Phone: +1 (207) 367-2708
Nonprofit
NTEE: B70 - Libraries
EIN: 27-0069386

Mission

Secure a sustainable future for fisheries and fishing communities in Eastern Maine and beyond, with goals to:1) Deliver practical tools and support for today's fishermen to adapt and succeed in a changing fishery.2) Partner with schools and community-based groups to provide K-12, university-level, and professional education to prepare fishermen, regulators and scientists for effective co-management roles. 3) Lead an initiative to establish the Eastern Gulf of Maine as the first U.S. Ecosystem-based pilot where fisheries are co-managed by fishermen, community-based organizations, scientists and governments. 4) Contribute to ongoing learning and science-based policy for sustainable fisheries locally, nationally and globally.5) Inform the public about a sustainable fishing future and engage broad support for the mission within and beyond Eastern Maine fishing communities. 6) Strengthen the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries as a vital and maturing organization.
 20162015201420132012
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation2003
Subsection code03
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Total compensation of current key personnel$243,543.00$240,967.00$192,396.00$80,509.00$79,060.00
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$214,024.00$208,591.00$167,593.00$71,801.00$69,757.00
Number of employees16161299
Number of people compensated >$100k11   
Number of volunteers2516   
Number of highly compensated contractors00   
Personnel
Alden, Louise
TitleExecutive DirectorExecutive DirectorEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DIEXECUTIVE DI
Name of key/compensated personLouise P AldenLouise P AldenLOUISE P ALDENLOUISE P ALDENLOUISE P ALDEN
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.0040.0040.00
Reportable compensation from org$127,700.00$120,795.00$86,533.00$71,801.00$69,757.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$10,857.00$15,696.00$11,930.00$8,708.00$9,303.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Ames, Ted
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTed AmesTed AmesTED AMESTED AMESTED AMES
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org7.6011.0010.654.604.80
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Carver, Dwight
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personDwight CarverDwight CarverDWIGHT CARVERDWIGHT CARVERDWIGHT CARVER
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.301.000.920.700.70
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Chesney, James
TitleVice ChairVice ChairVICE CHAIRVICE CHAIRDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJames ChesneyJames ChesneyJAMES CHESNEYJAMES CHESNEYJAMES CHESNEY
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org2.402.002.212.25 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Conklin-Powers, Brian
TitleDirector of FinanceDirector of FinanceDIRECTOR OF  
Name of key/compensated personBrian Conklin-PowersBrian Conklin-PowersBRIAN CONKLIN-POWERS  
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrue  
Average hours per week working for org40.0040.0040.00  
Reportable compensation from org$86,324.00$82,896.00$81,060.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$18,662.00$16,680.00$12,873.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Damon, Dennis
TitleChairChairCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR
Name of key/compensated personDennis DamonDennis DamonDENNIS DAMONDENNIS DAMONDENNIS DAMON
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org11.9012.0010.714.854.30
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$4,900.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Fessenden, Joe
TitleDirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personJoe FessendenJoe Fessenden   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.001.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Findlay, Sallie
TitlePast DirectorDirector   
Name of key/compensated personSallie FindlaySallie Findlay   
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.008.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00   
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00   
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00   
Findlay, Sally
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  SALLY FINDLAYSALLY FINDLAY 
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org  3.000.20 
Reportable compensation from org  $0.00$0.00 
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs  $0.00$0.00 
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs   $0.00$0.00 
Hoskins, Ted
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personTed HoskinsTed HoskinsTED HOSKINSTED HOSKINSTED HOSKINS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.401.006.312.006.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Larrabee, Jennifer
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   JENNIFER LARRABEEJENNIFER LARRABEE
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   0.351.50
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Lewis, Paul
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   PAUL LEWISPAUL LEWIS
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org   2.802.10
Reportable compensation from org   $0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs   $0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs    $0.00$0.00
Lucas, Chuck
TitleTreasurerTreasurerTREASURERTREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated personChuck LucasChuck LucasCHUCK LUCASCHUCK LUCASCHUCK LUCAS
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org9.806.005.545.001.00
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Oliver, Brent
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personBrent OliverBrent OliverBRENT OLIVERBRENT OLIVERBRENT OLIVER
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org0.801.001.770.70 
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Osborn, Charlie
TitleSecretarySecretarySECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated personCharlie OsbornCharlie OsbornCHARLIE OSBORNCHARLIE OSBORNCHARLIE OSBORN
Position of compensated person
Current officerTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org9.8010.009.627.709.80
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Osborne, Jane
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personJane OsborneJane OsborneJANE OSBORNE  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.602.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Pingree, Cecily
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personCecily PingreeCecily PingreeCECILY PINGREE  
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org0.801.00   
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00  
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00  
Reed, Walter
TitlePast DirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORVICE CHAIR
Name of key/compensated personWalter ReedWalter ReedWALTER REEDWALTER REEDWALTER REED
Position of compensated person
Current officer   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.202.001.563.300.90
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Rudelitch, Charles
TitleDirector    
Name of key/compensated personCharles Rudelitch    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org0.30    
Reportable compensation from org$0.00    
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00    
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00    
Steneck, Robert
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personRobert SteneckRobert SteneckROBERT STENECKROBERT STENECKROBERT STENECK
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org2.001.001.101.000.70
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Urmy, Thomas
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personThomas UrmyThomas UrmyTHOMAS URMYTHOMAS URMYTHOMAS URMY
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org5.103.003.171.300.20
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Venno, Paul
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personPaul VennoPaul VennoPAUL VENNOPAUL VENNOPAUL VENNO
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org0.801.000.800.700.70
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Wilson, James
TitleDirectorDirectorDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personJames WilsonJames WilsonJAMES WILSONJAMES WILSONJAMES WILSON
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org1.201.002.691.901.40
Reportable compensation from org$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Other comp, non-reportable, from org and related orgs$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Corresponding comp from related orgs
Reportable compensation from related orgs $0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesSecure a sustainable future for fisheries and fishing communities in Eastern Maine and beyond.Secure a sustainable future for fisheries and fishing communities in Eastern Maine and beyond.MISSION: SECURE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR FISHERIES AND FISHING COMMUNITIES IN EASTERN MAINE AND BEYOND, WITH GOALS TO: 1.DELIVER PRACTICAL TOOLS AND SUPPORT FOR TODAY'S FISHERMEN TO ADAPT AND SUCCEED IN A CHANGING FISHERY. 2.PARTNER WITH SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY-BASED GROUPS TO PROVIDE K-12, UNIVERSITY-LEVEL, AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TO PREPARE FISHERMEN, REGULATORS AND SCIENTISTS FOR EFFECTIVE CO-MANAGEMENT ROLES. 3.LEAD AN INITIATIVE TO ESTABLISH THE EASTERN GULF OF MAINE AS THE FIRST U.S. ECOSYSTEM-BASED PILOT WHERE FISHERIES ARE CO-MANAGED BY FISHERMEN, COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, SCIENTISTS AND GOVERNMENTS. 4.CONTRIBUTE TO ONGOING LEARNING AND SCIENCE-BASED POLICY FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND GLOBALLY. 5.INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT A SUSTAINABLE FISHING FUTURE AND ENGAGE BROAD SUPPORT FOR THE MISSION WITHIN AND BEYOND EASTERN MAINE FISHING COMMUNITIES. 6.STRENGTHEN PENOBSCOT EAST AS A VITAL AND MATURING ORGANIZATION.MISSION: SECURE A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR FISHERIES AND FISHING COMMUNITIES IN EASTERN MAINE AND BEYOND, WITH GOALS TO: 1.DELIVER PRACTICAL TOOLS AND SUPPORT FOR TODAY'S FISHERMEN TO ADAPT AND SUCCEED IN A CHANGING FISHERY. 2.PARTNER WITH SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY-BASED GROUPS TO PROVIDE K-12, UNIVERSITY-LEVEL, AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION TO PREPARE FISHERMEN, REGULATORS AND SCIENTISTS FOR EFFECTIVE CO-MANAGEMENT ROLES. 3.LEAD AN INITIATIVE TO ESTABLISH THE EASTERN GULF OF MAINE AS THE FIRST U.S. ECOSYSTEM-BASED PILOT WHERE FISHERIES ARE CO-MANAGED BY FISHERMEN, COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS, SCIENTISTS AND GOVERNMENTS. 4.CONTRIBUTE TO ONGOING LEARNING AND SCIENCE-BASED POLICY FOR SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES LOCALLY, NATIONALLY AND GLOBALLY. 5.INFORM THE PUBLIC ABOUT A SUSTAINABLE FISHING FUTURE AND ENGAGE BROAD SUPPORT FOR THE MISSION WITHIN AND BEYOND EASTERN MAINE FISHING COMMUNITIES. 6.STRENGTHEN PENOBSCOT EAST AS A VITAL AND MATURING ORGANIZATION.THE PENOBSCOT EAST RESOURCE CENTER'S (PERC) (THE ORGANIZATION) MISSION IS TO SECURE A FUTURE FOR THE FISHING COMMUNITIES OF EASTERN MAINE, WITH GOALS OF: 1.FISHERMAN BECOME A VOICE FOR THE DIVERSITY OF FISHERIES AND HEALTH OF THE EASTERN GULF OF MAINE ECOSYSTEM. 2.SEEK ECONOMIC JUSTICE THROUGH OPPORTUNITY AND ACCESS FOR FISHERMAN COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY-BASED MARINE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 3.PARTNER WITH COMMUNITIES ON CREATIVE MARKETING AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS PRACTICES TO ENSURE THAT FISHERMEN CAN FISH LONG-TERM AT A SMALL SCALE. 4.ENGAGE FISHERMEN AND THE SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY IN COLLABORATIVELY DEVELOPING A STRONG SCIENCE PLATFORM FOR MARINE STEWARDSHIP. 5.EDUCATE AND ENGAGE A WIDENING COMMUNITY IN SUPPORT OF A SUSTAINABLE FISHING FUTURE. 6.ADVOCATE AT ALL LEVELS TO SUPPORT PENOBSCOT EAST'S MISSIONS AND GOALS. 7.SUSTAIN THE ORGANIZATION.
Program service expenses, total$1,255,306.00$1,084,532.00$894,576.00$840,233.00$783,015.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP - CONDUCTED A FISHERMAN'S LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM AND PROVIDED ONGOING ORGANIZATIONAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRINCIPLE-BASED COMMUNITY GROUPS WORKING TO SECURE A FUTURE FOR FISHING.
Program expenses    $203,563.00
Program description    COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP - CONDUCTED A FISHERMAN'S LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM AND PROVIDED ONGOING ORGANIZATIONAL AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRINCIPLE-BASED COMMUNITY GROUPS WORKING TO SECURE A FUTURE FOR FISHING.
DOWNEAST GROUNDFISH INITIATIVE - WORKED TO REBUILD A GROUNDFISH FISHERY IN EASTERN MAINE THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF SECTOR MANAGEMENT, GOVERNANCE, A PERMIT BANK AND COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH.
Program expenses    $346,534.00
Program description    DOWNEAST GROUNDFISH INITIATIVE - WORKED TO REBUILD A GROUNDFISH FISHERY IN EASTERN MAINE THROUGH DEVELOPMENT OF SECTOR MANAGEMENT, GOVERNANCE, A PERMIT BANK AND COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH.
ECOSYSTEM CO-MANAGEMENT INCLUDES ALL OF THE ORGANIZATION'S OUTREACH TO FISHERMEN, ITS FISHERIES LICENSING POLICY INITIATIVE, AND ALL ITS COLLABORATIVE FISHERIES RESEARCH INCLUDING THE GROUNDFISH SENTINEL SURVEY. IT INCLUDES EDUCATION PROGRAMMING TO PREPARE FISHERMEN, REGULATORS AND SCIENTISTS FOR EFFECTIVE CO-MANAGEMENT ROLES INCLUDING THE FISHERMEN'S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM COMMUNITY FISHERIES ACTION ROUNDTABLE, THE EASTERN MAINE SKIPPERS PROGRAM, A COLLABORATIVE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM AND UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND ADVISING. ECOSYSTEM CO-MANAGEMENT ALSO INCLUDES THE ORGANIZATION'S FEDERAL PERMIT BANK.
Program expenses   $409,766.00 
Program description   ECOSYSTEM CO-MANAGEMENT INCLUDES ALL OF THE ORGANIZATION'S OUTREACH TO FISHERMEN, ITS FISHERIES LICENSING POLICY INITIATIVE, AND ALL ITS COLLABORATIVE FISHERIES RESEARCH INCLUDING THE GROUNDFISH SENTINEL SURVEY. IT INCLUDES EDUCATION PROGRAMMING TO PREPARE FISHERMEN, REGULATORS AND SCIENTISTS FOR EFFECTIVE CO-MANAGEMENT ROLES INCLUDING THE FISHERMEN'S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM COMMUNITY FISHERIES ACTION ROUNDTABLE, THE EASTERN MAINE SKIPPERS PROGRAM, A COLLABORATIVE HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM AND UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND ADVISING. ECOSYSTEM CO-MANAGEMENT ALSO INCLUDES THE ORGANIZATION'S FEDERAL PERMIT BANK. 
Ecosystem Co-management includes all of the Organization's outreach to fishermen, its fisheries licensing policy initiative and all its collaborative research including Sentinel Survey and other groundfish research. It also includes the community outreach, asset mapping and data management involved in the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement the Organization is developing with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Maine Dept. of Marine Resources to develop the science infrastructure to support a co-managed, ecosystem-based fisheries management pilot in eastern Maine.
Program expenses$436,595.00    
Program descriptionEcosystem Co-management includes all of the Organization's outreach to fishermen, its fisheries licensing policy initiative and all its collaborative research including Sentinel Survey and other groundfish research. It also includes the community outreach, asset mapping and data management involved in the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement the Organization is developing with the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Maine Dept. of Marine Resources to develop the science infrastructure to support a co-managed, ecosystem-based fisheries management pilot in eastern Maine.    
Ecosystem co-management includes all of the Organization's outreach to fishermen, its fisheries licensing policy initiative and all its collaborative research including Sentinel Survey. It also includes the asset mapping that is the first step in the development of a larger ecosystem co-management pilot and the Organization's permit bank.
Program expenses $433,224.00$379,034.00  
Program description Ecosystem co-management includes all of the Organization's outreach to fishermen, its fisheries licensing policy initiative and all its collaborative research including Sentinel Survey. It also includes the asset mapping that is the first step in the development of a larger ecosystem co-management pilot and the Organization's permit bank.ECOSYSTEM CO-MANAGEMENT INCLUDES ALL OF THE ORGANIZATION'S OUTREACH TO FISHERMEN, ITS FISHERIES LICENSING POLICY INITIATIVE, AND ALL ITS COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH INCLUDING SENTINEL SURVEY. IT ALSO INCLUDES THE ASSET MAPPING THAT IS THE FIRST STEP IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LARGER ECOSYSTEM CO-MANAGEMENT PILOT AND THE ORGANIZATION'S PERMIT BANK.  
Education: Eastern Maine Skippers Program is the major educational program of the Organization. The Organization serves as fiscal and organizational home for the collaborative program that provides aspiring commercial fishermen in eastern high schools with the core knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the 21st century, on the water or in other careers. It prepares students to be effective participants in fisheries co-management roles: as fishermen, scientists or regulators. The Organization's other education programs include an active internship program, and university teaching and advising of Masters and PhD students at University of Maine.
Program expenses$265,147.00$183,295.00$89,677.00  
Program descriptionEducation: Eastern Maine Skippers Program is the major educational program of the Organization. The Organization serves as fiscal and organizational home for the collaborative program that provides aspiring commercial fishermen in eastern high schools with the core knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the 21st century, on the water or in other careers. It prepares students to be effective participants in fisheries co-management roles: as fishermen, scientists or regulators. The Organization's other education programs include an active internship program, and university teaching and advising of Masters and PhD students at University of Maine.Education - Eastern Maine Skippers Program (EMSP) is a collaborative regional high school program that provides aspiring commercial fishermen and others interested in marine careers with the core knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the 21st century. It prepares students to be effective participants in co-management roles. The Organization's education program also includes university teaching and advising masters and PHD students at University of Maine.EDUCATION - EASTERN MAINE SKIPPERS PROGRAM (EMSP) IS A COLLABORATIVE REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES ASPIRING COMMERCIAL FISHERMEN AND OTHERS INTERESTED IN MARINE CAREERS WITH THE CORE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE 21ST CENTURY. IT PREPARES STUDENTS TO BE EFFECTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN CO-MANAGEMENT ROLES. THE ORGANIZATION'S EDUCATION PROGRAM ALSO INCLUDES UNIVERSITY TEACHING AND ADVISING MASTERS AND PHD STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF MAINE.  
MARKETS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - DELIVERS PRACTICAL TOOLS AND SUPPORT FOR TODAY'S EASTERN GULF OF MAINE FISHERMEN TO ADAPT AND SUCCEED IN A CHANGING FISHERY INCLUDING LOBSTER QUALITY AND HANDLING RESEARCH AND OUTREACH TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF LOBSTER LANDINGS AND DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW, FUEL EFFICIENT, TRIMARAN LOBSTER BOAT DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF A NEW FISHERMEN'S BUSINESS PLANNING TOOL AND PARTICIPATION IN THE MAINE FOOD STRATEGY.
Program expenses    $9,042.00
Program description    MARKETS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - DELIVERS PRACTICAL TOOLS AND SUPPORT FOR TODAY'S EASTERN GULF OF MAINE FISHERMEN TO ADAPT AND SUCCEED IN A CHANGING FISHERY INCLUDING LOBSTER QUALITY AND HANDLING RESEARCH AND OUTREACH TO INCREASE THE VALUE OF LOBSTER LANDINGS AND DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW, FUEL EFFICIENT, TRIMARAN LOBSTER BOAT DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF A NEW FISHERMEN'S BUSINESS PLANNING TOOL AND PARTICIPATION IN THE MAINE FOOD STRATEGY.
PUBLIC OUTREACH AND EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SCIENCE - CONDUCTED COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH TO SUPPORT FISHERMAN-BASED STEWARDSHIP OF MARINE RESOURCES AND DEVELOP FUEL EFFICIENT LOBSTER BOAT DESIGN.
Program expenses    $223,876.00
Program description    PUBLIC OUTREACH AND EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY SCIENCE - CONDUCTED COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH TO SUPPORT FISHERMAN-BASED STEWARDSHIP OF MARINE RESOURCES AND DEVELOP FUEL EFFICIENT LOBSTER BOAT DESIGN.
Public Outreach and Communication includes the Organization's outreach to the public about a sustainable fishing future and to engage broad support within and beyond eastern Maine fishing communities. This includes the organization Fisheries Education Center at its waterfront headquarters, with touch tank and interactive wall that provides fisheries information for all ages.
Program expenses$476,598.00$401,487.00$321,641.00$265,116.00 
Program descriptionPublic Outreach and Communication includes the Organization's outreach to the public about a sustainable fishing future and to engage broad support within and beyond eastern Maine fishing communities. This includes the organization Fisheries Education Center at its waterfront headquarters, with touch tank and interactive wall that provides fisheries information for all ages.Public outreach and communication includes the Organization's outreach to the public about a sustainable fishing future and to engage broad support within and beyond Eastern Maine fishing communities. This includes the Organization's education room with touch tank and fisheries information for all ages.PUBLIC OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATION INCLUDES THE ORGANIZATION'S OUTREACH TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT A SUSTAINABLE FISHING FUTURE AND TO ENGAGE BROAD SUPPORT WITHIN AND BEYOND EASTERN MAINE FISHING COMMUNITIES. THIS INCLUDES THE ORGANIZATION'S EDUCATION ROOM WITH TOUCH TANK AND FISHERIES INFORMATION FOR ALL AGES.PUBLIC OUTREACH AND COMMUNICATION INCLUDES THE ORGANIZATION'S OUTREACH TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT A SUSTAINABLE FISHING FUTURE AND TO ENGAGE BROAD SUPPORT WITHIN AND BEYOND EASTERN MAINE FISHING COMMUNITIES. THIS INCLUDES THE ORGANIZATION'S EDUCATION ROOM WITH TOUCH TANK AND FISHERIES INFORMATION FOR ALL AGES. 
SEAFOOD AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROVIDES TOOLS AND SUPPORT FOR TODAY'S FISHERMEN TO ALLOW THEM TO ADAPT TO A CHANGING FISHERY. THIS INCLUDES PROGRAMS SUCH AS SEAFOOD SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY-SCALE FISHERMEN, NEW ENTRANTS, THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS AND REPORTING SOFTWARE FOR FISHERMEN, AND THE DESIGN AND TESTING OF A FUEL EFFICIENT DESIGN FOR A LOBSTER BOAT, THE GREEN LOBSTER BOAT TRIMARAN.
Program expenses   $78,346.00 
Program description   SEAFOOD AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROVIDES TOOLS AND SUPPORT FOR TODAY'S FISHERMEN TO ALLOW THEM TO ADAPT TO A CHANGING FISHERY. THIS INCLUDES PROGRAMS SUCH AS SEAFOOD SYSTEMS TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY-SCALE FISHERMEN, NEW ENTRANTS, THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS AND REPORTING SOFTWARE FOR FISHERMEN, AND THE DESIGN AND TESTING OF A FUEL EFFICIENT DESIGN FOR A LOBSTER BOAT, THE GREEN LOBSTER BOAT TRIMARAN. 
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$1,495,399.00$1,351,682.00$1,346,924.00$1,207,258.00$1,024,104.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$1,453,840.00$1,316,638.00$1,325,881.00$1,165,958.00$906,438.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$10,075.00$55,000.00   
Investment income, current yr$862.00$989.00-$9,874.00$896.00-$12,851.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$1,453,840.00$1,316,638.00$1,325,881.00$1,165,958.00$906,438.00
Total unrelated business revenue    $0.00
Other revenue, current yr$10,800.00$10,736.00$19,156.00$18,935.00$39,222.00
Net unrelated business taxable revenue$0.00$0.00   
Program service revenue (total)$29,897.00$23,319.00$11,761.00$21,469.00$91,295.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from all other contributions$1,453,840.00$1,316,638.00$1,325,881.00$1,165,958.00$906,438.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)  $1,504.00$1,837.00 
Investment income$862.00$989.00$1,125.00$896.00$2,226.00
Net rental income    $25,003.00
Net income from fundraising events$10,800.00$10,736.00$17,652.00$17,098.00$14,219.00
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$1,609,738.00$1,418,755.00$1,148,119.00$1,055,357.00$955,147.00
Total functional expenses: program service $1,255,306.00$1,084,532.00$894,576.00$840,233.00$783,015.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$213,969.00$212,408.00$211,073.00$173,380.00$125,197.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$140,463.00$121,815.00$42,470.00$41,744.00$46,935.00
Fees for services
Legal fees (total)$22,426.00$2,527.00$6,875.00$993.00$1,141.00
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.00
Investment management fees (total)$557.00$557.00$547.00$486.00 
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$2,630,943.00$2,503,284.00$2,354,006.00$2,187,545.00$2,089,932.00
Total assets, beginning of year$2,503,284.00$2,354,006.00$2,187,545.00$2,089,932.00$2,102,108.00
Total liabilities$359,658.00$122,093.00$54,919.00$85,120.00$98,054.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$122,093.00$54,919.00$85,120.00$98,054.00$78,045.00
Pledges & accounts receivable, net$57,578.00$115,000.00$144,860.00$36,076.00$209,441.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$1,940,785.00$2,001,691.00$2,081,587.00$1,880,754.00$1,807,704.00
Temporarily restricted net assets$330,500.00$379,500.00$217,500.00$221,671.00$184,174.00
Net assets$2,271,285.00$2,381,191.00$2,299,087.00$2,102,425.00$1,991,878.00
Net assets, beginning of year$2,381,191.00$2,299,087.00$2,102,425.00$1,991,878.00$2,024,063.00
Other liabilities$53,849.00$33,073.00$14,799.00$47,917.00$64,231.00
Intangible assets$108,867.00$104,158.00   
Other assets$106,343.00$81,345.00$130,974.00$133,126.00$173,152.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$437,387.00$136,646.00   
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$136,646.00$167,786.00   
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses-$114,339.00-$67,073.00$198,805.00$151,901.00$68,957.00
Advertising (total)$10,245.00$24,052.00$5,137.00$13,187.00$6,175.00
Savings & temp cash investment$404,916.00$613,366.00$777,854.00$659,667.00$291,166.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$14,388.00$9,107.00$9,976.00$8,007.00$10,776.00
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$78,900.00$89,020.00$40,120.00$37,203.00$33,823.00
Secured mortgages and notes payable$226,909.00    
Total net assets or fund balances$2,271,285.00$2,381,191.00$2,299,087.00$2,102,425.00$1,991,878.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$67,036.00$62,792.00$56,033.00$55,710.00$57,806.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members1617161615
Number of independent voting members1517151514
Financial sheets were auditedTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Relationships among key personnelTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-01-012015-01-012014-01-012013-01-012012-01-01
Tax year end date2016-12-012015-12-012014-12-012013-12-012012-12-01
Indicators for schedules (selected)
Business transaction with family member    True
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990990990990
IRS schema version2016v3.02015v2.12014v5.02013v3.12012v2.3
Filing identifier201701919349301170201642289349301644201521769349300137201402459349300615201343189349304414
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