Helping to Diversify Maine’s Fishing Economies

For several generations, a small family owned wharf in the fishing village of Tenants Harbor, Maine, has grown and expanded, driving economic activity and spurring innovation.  What once was a tidal facility fished by only a few family members is now a robust commercial fishing wharf, protected by the Working Waterfront Access Program, with all tide access, 4 hoists and an innovative vertically integrated fisherman’s co-op. Landings have nearly doubled in recent years, and the fishermen at the Tenants Harbor Fisherman’s Co-op are beginning to expand into aquaculture. CEI has been there for over a decade, providing financing for the expanded wharf operations and guidance on the working waterfront program.

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