STONINGTON — Penobscot East Resource Center will hold a seminar on Saturday, Oct. 5 at its office to compare its work with fishing communities to manage resources with experiences around the world.

Prof. Bob Pomeroy, a leading expert on small-scale fisheries at the University of Connecticut and principal scientist at the Fish Center in Penang, Malaysia will discuss his efforts to develop community co-management practices in over 70 countries of the world. Robin Alden, director of Penobscot East Resource Center will share emerging co-management efforts in Maine fishing communities. Co-management is viewed as an increasingly important tool for securing a future for fisheries and fishing communities in the face of a changing climate.

The seminar will begin with a boat tour of fishing waters around Stonington aboard the Sunbeam.

The seminar is being jointly organized with the Camden Conference and is one of a series of events leading up to its February conference on “The Global Politics of Food and Water” with funding from the Elmina B. Sewall Foundation. 

Space is limited at Penobscot East, 13 Atlantic Ave., Stonington. Interested participants are required to register in advance with the Camden Conference by email to or by telephone to 236-1034. More information about this and other seminars and the February Conference is available at

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