Traps on a Pier

Working Waterfront Access Grants Awarded

Traps on a Pier
Mark Fleming Photo

The Land for Maine’s Future Board selected six projects for grants through the Working Waterfront Access Protection Program. The funds are used to purchase development rights which will ensure that the property remains available to support commercial fishing or aquaculture activities. The awards include $216,250 to the Stonington Co-op, $118,750 to the town of Jonesport; $68,750 to Wottons Lobster Wharf, LLC in New Harbor; $301,500 to the Boothbay Region Maritime Foundation for Carters Wharf; $155,000 to Interstate Lobster, Inc., a lobster coop in Harpswell; and $276,000 to the the Spruce Head Fishermans Co-op.

The Working Waterfront Access Protection Program is part of the Land for Maines Future Program and was first capitalized by a bond originally passed in 2005 and has been renewed three times since by Maine voters. To date, 25 properties have received funds through the program.

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